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Table 1 Comparison of pleural adhesion levels between the experimental groups

From: Comparison of Hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (6%) with commonly used agents in an experimental Pleurodesis model

  Control (n = 8) PI (n = 6) Talc (n = 7) AB (n = 7) HES (n = 8)
n % n % n % n % n %
Normal pleura 8a 100 0b 0 0b 0 0b 0 4c 50
Adhesions at several sites 0a 0 2a, b 33.3 0a 0 0a 0 4b 50
Widely dispersed adhesion 0a 0 4b 66.7 6b 85.7 4b 57.1 0a 0
Complete adherence 0a 0 0a, b 0.0 1a, b 14.3 3b 42.9 0a 0
  1. Pearson Chi-square test with subset comparison for column proportions. Chi-Square = 48.816, p < 0.001. Percentages represent column proportion. The same letters indicate the lack of significant difference from other group subsets (No correction for multiple hypothesis testing)