High-risk subgroup | Low-risk subgroup | |||||
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Outcome measure | Control (n=43) | Intervention (n=43) | p Value | Control (n=44) | Intervention (n=45) | p Value |
PPC frequency | 23% (n=10) | 14% (n=6) | 0.406 | 7% (n=3) | 11% (n=5) | 0.714 |
Insertion of ‘rescue’ minitracheostomy | 11% (4/38) | 0% (0/36) | 0.115 | 7% (3/42) | 5% (2/42) | 1.000 |
Postoperative LOS, median (IQR) | 6 (3) | 5 (1) | 0.075 | 6 (4) | 5 (3) | 0.287 |
HDU LOS, median (IQR) | 2 (3) | 2 (2) | 0.893 | 2 (1) | 1 (1) | 0.051 |
ICU admission | 0% (0) | 2.3% (1) | 1.000 | – | – | – |
HDU, high-dependency unit; ICU, intensive care unit; LOS, length of stay; PPC, postoperative pulmonary complication.