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Table 2 The clinical data of patients in two groups

From: Posterior-only vs. combined posterior-anterior approaches in treating lumbar and lumbosacral spinal tuberculosis: a retrospective study with minimum 7-year follow-up

 Group A (N = 42)Group B (N = 40)P value
Blood loss(ml)660.7 ± 116.4963.3 ± 93.10.000 < 0.05
Operation time(min)166.2 ± 18.9237.0 ± 22.40.000 < 0.05
Hospitalization (days)14.1 ± 2.718.6 ± 2.60.000 < 0.05
Duration of follow-up (months)97.9 ± 11.8100.1 ± 13.30.294
Fusion time (months)8.5 ± 1.68.2 ± 1.40.364
ESR (mm/h)   
 Pre65.1 ± 7.765.8 ± 8.70.718
 TMP10.1 ± 2.99.5 ± 2.70.322
CRP (mg/l)   
 Pre41.5 ± 12.944.2 ± 9.90.311
 TMP5.0 ± 1.75.3 ± 1.80.441
  1. Pre, preoperative, TMP 3 months postoperative, FFU final follow-up