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Table 2 Operative characteristics and outcomes of parturients

From: Prophylactic endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in cases of placenta accreta spectrum during caesarean section: points from the anaesthesiologist’s perspective

Outcomes Group A (n = 25) Group B (n = 23) P value
Type of anesthesia
 General anesthesia 24 (96) 3 (13) 0.000
 Regional anaesthesia 1 (4) 20 (87)
Balloon occlusion time, min 16.1 ± 6.4   
Volume of saline in the balloon, ml 9.9 ± 3.4   
Operative time, min 79.2 ± 31.5 81.2 ± 37.9 0.352
Estimated blood loss, ml 1276.0 ± 945.7 1900.0 ± 1157.2 0.046
Estimated blood loss ≥ 1000 ml 12(48) 20(87) 0.006
Volume of red blood cells transfused 676.0 ± 931.5 713.0 ± 1008 0.485
Change in hemoglobin, g/L 14.9 ± 8.3 16.5 ± 8.6 0.526
Hysterectomy 2 (8) 4 (17) 0.407
Neurologic complications of lower limbs 2 (8) 0 0.490
Gastrointestinal complication 10 (40) 4 (17) 0.117
Thrombogenesis in lower limbs 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Apgar score < 7    0.941
 1 min 1 (4) 2 (9)  
 5 min 0 0  
  1. Data expressed as mean ± SD or n (%). SD: standard deviation