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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: The effects of intravenous anesthetics on QT interval during anesthetic induction with desflurane

Variables Thiamylal group Propofol group P value
Patients 25 25  
ASA 1/2 14/11 17/8 0.56
Sex (male/female) 18/7 18/7 1
Age (years) 39 (34–51 [24–65]) 45 (33–57 [26–68]) 0.79
Height (cm) 168 (161–174 [146–183]) 171 (162–175 [147–185]) 0.55
Weight (kg) 63 (53–63 [49–83]) 60 (56–69 [46–85]) 0.95
BSA (m2) 1.70 (1.56–1.80 [1.40–2.01]) 1.73 (1.60–1.88 [1.36–1.98]) 0.68
Sodium (mmol l−1) 140 (139–142 [138–143]) 141 (140–142 [139–144]) 0.06
Potassium (mmol l− 1) 4.2 (4.0–4.3 [3.9–4.5]) 4.1 (4.0–4.3 [3.6–4.9]) 0.31
Calcium (mmol l− 1) 2.3 (2.2–2.3 [2.1–2.4]) 2.3 (2.2–2.3 [2.1–2.4]) 0.44
Hemoglobin (g dl− 1) 14.5 (13.6–15.5 [11.0–16.7]) 14.4 (13.8–15.0 [12.2–16.4]) 0.62
  1. Values are number, median (IQR [range])
  2. ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status, BSA body surface area