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Table 1 Preoperative characteristics of patients in two groups

From: Infected bone resection plus adjuvant antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulfate versus infected bone resection alone in the treatment of diabetic forefoot osteomyelitis

  The CS group The control group P value
Infected limbs 20 28
Age (years) 59.2 (43–76) 61.8 (47–83) 0.353
Sex (Male) 9 17 0.416
Side (Left) 9 11 0.883
Mean duration of DFO (weeks) 15 (1–77) 17 (2–257) 0.804
The Texas classification system
 III B 17 21 0.631
 III D 3 7  
Hypertension 8 15 0.465
Renal insufficiency 9 17 0.635
Mean ankle brachial index (ABI) 1.06 (0.82–1.43) 0.98 (0.65–1.17) 0.107
Mean WBC count (×109/L) 8.09 (2.81–14.23) 8.03 (3.96–12.07) 0.936
Mean CRP (ng/L) 32.90 (1.17–165.47) 31.93 (1.20–114.40) 0.927
Mean ESR (mm/h) 86 (34–134) 88 (30–140) 0.829
Mean Albumin (g/L) 33.3 (20.9–42.6) 31.8 (24.7–36.9) 0.304
Mean Creatinine (μmol/L) 135 (38–682) 113 (33–513) 0.586
Mean HbA1c (%) 8.6 (5.6–10.1) 8.2 (4.8–11.2) 0.768
  1. Abbreviations: CS Calcium sulfate, DFO Diabetic foot osteomyelitis, WBC white blood cell, ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, HBA1c Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c
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