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Table 2 Perioperative findings

From: Clinical outcomes of prophylactic compression sutures for treatment of uterine atony during the cesarean delivery of twins

CharacteristicsPatients without compression sutures (n = 806)Patients with compression sutures (n = 147)p-value
Gestational age at delivery (weeks)a36.0 ± 2.136.3 ± 1.60.874
Birth weight (gm)a4783.1 ± 832.84958.0 ± 768.40.018
Emergency deliveryb348 (43.2%)68 (46.3%)0.527
Operation time (min)a51.3 ± 13.259.8 ± 17.7< 0.001
Estimated blood loss (mL)a611.9 ± 166.4725.2 ± 256.1< 0.001
Hemoglobin changea2.0 ± 1.2 (n = 803)2.4 ± 1.4 (n = 142)0.001
Postpartum hemorrhageb41 (5.1%)28 (19.0%)< 0.001
Transfusion during admissionb60 (7.4%)27 (18.4%)< 0.001
Within 24 h transfusionb40 (5.0%)22 (15.0%)< 0.001
> 24 h transfusionb24 (3.0%)5 (3.4%)0.793
Additional procedures needed to control the bleedingb5 (0.6%)2 (1.4%)0.295
  1. aStudent’s t-test, bFisher’s exact test; N (%) or mean ± standard deviation