Table 5

Hematological variables

VariableGroup; mean ± SD or median [IQR]p value
ICS, n = 186Control, n = 203
Hemoglobin (g/L)
 Preoperative130.9 ± 15.6129.1 ± 17.90.31
 Postoperative104.7 ± 13.295.0 ± 11.9< 0.001
INR
 Preoperative1.0 [0.9–1.0]1.1 [1.0–1.1]< 0.001
 Postoperative1.2 [1.2–1.3]1.4 [1.3–1.5]< 0.001
Platelets (× 103/μL)
 Preoperative212 [176–251]217 [184–251]0.65
 Postoperative128 [100–161]139 [106–175]0.013
  • ICS = intraoperative cell salvage; INR = international normalized ratio; IQR = interquartile range; SD = standard deviation.