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Table 4 Comparison of patients who did and did not undergo arterial embolization

From: High incidence of surgical site infection may be related to suboptimal case selection for non-selective arterial embolization during resuscitation of patients with pelvic fractures: a retrospective study

 No embolization (n = 416)Arterial embolization (n = 129)p-value
Sex, n (%)
 Male205 (49.2%)62 (48.0%)0.85
 Female211 (50.8%)67 (52.0%) 
Mean age, years45.5 ± 21.148.3 ± 22.50.25
Shock on arrival, n (%)22 (5.3%)88 (68.2%)0.001
Mean ISS14.5 ± 10.726.1 ± 12.00.01
Fracture classification, n (%) †
 Stable pelvic ring245 (58.9%)32 (24.8%)0.001
 Partially unstable pelvic ring88 (21.2%)25 (19.3%) 
 Completely unstable pelvic ring83 (19.9%)72 (55.9%) 
Surgery for pelvic fracture, n (%)136 (32.6%)75 (58.1%)0.001
Complications, n (%)
 Impotence in men1 (0.6%)3 (4.9%)0.036
 Surgical site infection5 (3.7%)11 (14.7%)0.006
Mortality, n (%)5 (1.2%)18 (13.7%)0.001
  1. †The classification of the pelvic fracture was based on the AO/OTA classification (2018 revision)
  2. ISS injury severity score