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Table 1 Demographics of the two different groups. No significant differences (p > 0.05) between the dextran and albumin substitution groups. Packed red blood cells (PRBCs)

From: Comparison of dextran and albumin on blood coagulation in patients undergoing major gynaecological surgery

  Dextran n = 7 Albumin n = 7 p value
Age
 (Average) 61 62.9 0.7806
 (Median) 59 65  
 (Min-Max) (54–78) (45–77)  
Bleeding during surgery (ml)
 (Average) 1110 679 0.6953
 (Median) 900 750  
 (Min-Max) (200–3500) (200–1100)  
Surgery time (minutes)
 (Average) 281 325 0.3759
 (Median) 305 358  
 (Min-Max) (162–369) (133–411)  
Total amount of fluid given (ml)
 (Average) 4350 5040 0.9656
 (Median) 4580 4270  
 (Min-Max) (2400–6950) (2260–8940)  
Total amount of colloids given (ml)
 (Average) 982 821 0.6253
 (Median) 1000 750  
 (Min-Max) (500–1750) (250–1250)  
Total amount of PRBCs given (units)
 (Average) 1.57 0.43 0.4126
 (Median) 0 0  
 (Min-Max) (0–6) (0–2)  
Number of patients with postoperative complications 5 6