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Table 1 Patients characters and operation datas

From: Using NU-KNIT® for hemostasis around recurrent laryngeal nerve during transthoracic esophagectomy with lymphadenectomy for esophageal cancer

Hemostasis Sex Age pTNM stage Blood Operation time/ Recurrent nerve
methods (M/F) (y/o)   loss (ml) thoracotomy time (min) palsy (y/n)
Group E M 75 pT1bN0M0 I 1249 703/286 y (bilateral)
  M 67 pT3N1M0 III 1343 500/186 n
  M 64 pT3N0M0 II 669 503/198 y
  M 57 pT1bN0M0 III 389 518/212 y (bilateral)
  M 49 pT4N0M1 IVb 200 379/153 n
  M 51 pT3N1M0 III 100 395/210 n
  M 60 pT1bN1M0 II 500 476/160 y
  M 61 pT3N2M0 III 600 502/235 y
  F 57 pT3N0M0 II 208 640/160 n
Average ± S.D.   60.1 ± 8.0   584.2 ± 446.4 512.9 ± 103.6/200.0 ± 42.5 Complication rate; 55.6%*
Group N M 63 pT2N1M0 II 795 594/220 n
  M 61 pT2N0M0 II 3000 660/240 y
  M 67 pT3N0M1 IVb 555 429/190 n
  M 66 pT1aN0M0 0 500 499/170 n
  M 68 pT3N1M0 III 691 590/235 n
  M 66 pT2N2M0 III 2140 513/199 n
  M 64 pT3N0M0 II 250 545/264 n
  M 70 pT1aN0M0 0 765 558/281 n
  M 76 pT2N0M0 II 2992 472/239 n
  M 63 pT1bN0M0 I 788 623/353 n
  M 72 pT3N1M0 III 278 466/202 n
  M 74 pT1bN0M0 I 300 561/324 n
  F 74 pT2N0M0 II 675 355/236 n
  M 56 pT3N2M0 III 100 435/195 n
  M 74 pT1aN0M0 0 319 541/284 n
  M 63 pT1bN0M0 I 400 508/272 n
  M 69 pT3N1M0 III 757 621/273 n
  M 75 pT1bN0M0 I 341 708/374 n
  M 63 pT1bN0M0 I 203 618/351 n
Average ± S.D   67.6 ± 5.6   834.2 ± 877.9 541.9 ± 88.0/258.0 ± 59.3 Complication rate; 5.3%
  1. Group E; using electrocautery to achieve hemostasis, Group N; using NU-KNIT® to achieve hemostasis.
  2. M; male, F; female, S.D.; standard deviation, *; p = 0.007.