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Table 3 Cephalomedullary nail

From: Haemoglobin and transfusions in elderly patients with hip fractures: the effect of a dedicated orthogeriatrician

NAIL Pre-O group Post-O group P value
Number of patients 198 210  
Age (mean; SD; range) 84.6 (6.52; from 65 to 98) 84.9 (6.4; from 66 to 99) 0.6
Sex 36 M; 162 F 44 M; 166 F  
Hb - admission (mg/dL; SD; range) 11.73 (1.69; 7 to 15.6) 11.61 (1.66; 5 to 15.3) 0.5
Hb 24 h post-surgery (mg/dL; SD; range) 9.21 (1.28; 5.7 to 13.5) 9.25 (1.17; 5.6 to 13.1) 0.7
Hb - discharge (mg/dL; SD; range) 10.11 (0.82; 8.2 to 9.9) 10.2 (0.8; 8.5 to 13.1) 0.3
Hb - lowest peak (mean; SD; range) 8.31 (0.94; 5.1 to 13.1) 8.36 (1.02; 3.5 to 12.5) 0.6
Post-surgery lowest peak day (mean; SD; range) 1.9 (2.09; -7 to 9) 1.54 (2.17; -12 to 13) 0.09
Total transfusions 379 393  
Transfusions per patient (mean; SD; range) 1.93 (1.45; 0 to 8) 1.87 (1.56; 0 to 8) 0.7
Length of stay (mean; SD; range) 11.83 (4.34; 5 to 45) 12.29 (4.49; 5 to 39) 0.2
Pre-op day (mean; SD; range) 2.44 (2.34; 0 to 15) 2.32 (2.13; 0 to 21) 0.5
Post-op day (mean; SD; range) 9.38 (3.73; 0 to 43) 9.96 (4.01; 1 to 37) 0.06