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Table 1 General patient characteristics, comorbidities, and ASA-classification, * = p <0.05 (ASA-classification: American Society of Anaesthesiologists classification)

From: Plate osteosynthesis versus hemiarthroplasty in proximal humerus fractures – Does routine screening of systemic inflammatory biomarkers makes sense?

  Plate osteosynthesis Hemiarthroplasty p-value
(n = 64) (n = 28)
General characteristics    
Age 64 ± 17 71 ± 12 0.051
Gender (female) 46 (73%) 18 (64%) 0.459
Body weight (kg) 73 ± 16 82 ± 21 0.026*
BMI 26 ± 5 29 ± 7 0.013*
BMI >25 30 (47%) 17 (61%) 0.208
Duration of Surgery (min) 111 ± 50 150 ± 57 0.001*
Duration of Surgery >2 h (n) 24 (37.5%) 20 (71%) 0.003*
Hospital length of stay (days) 7 ± 4 11 ± 6 0.001*
Comorbidities    
Nicotine 6 (9%) 1 (4%) 0.337
Alcohol 4 (6%) 0 (0%) 0.179
Diabetes mellitus 11 (17%) 5 (18%) 0.938
ASA    
I 3 (5%) 1 (4%) 0.810
II 42 (66%) 14 (50%) 0.160
III 20 (31%) 12 (43%) 0.285
IV 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 0.131
V 0 (0%) 0 (0%) N/A