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Table 2 Comparison of preoperative to postoperative radiographic and clinical variables in adolescent patients with spinal deformity correction who refused blood transfusion

From: Safe and effective performance of pediatric spinal deformity surgery in patients unwilling to accept blood transfusion: a clinical study and review of literature

  Preoperative Postoperative P value
Coronal major Cobb angle
 Idiopathic 49.6 ± 6.4° 7.8 ± 3.1° <  0.001
 Non-Idiopathic 72.8 ± 29.4° 21.0 ± 11.8° 0.005
Thoracic kyphosis
 Idiopathic 27.8 ± 11.1° 33.6 ± 8.4° 0.005
 Non-Idiopathic 49.8 ± 18.2° 40.4 ± 7.1° 0.237
Lumbar lordosis
 Idiopathic 49.9 ± 10.5° 52.5 ± 8.3° 0.184
 Non-Idiopathic 51.2 ± 14.0° 49.2 ± 9.4° 0.733
Hemoglobina (g/dL)
 Idiopathic 13.3 ± 0.9 10.6 ± 1.1 <  0.001
 Non-Idiopathic 13.8 ± 1.5 9.8 ± 2.0 0.169
  1. P values in bold represent significance.
  2. aComparison made between preoperative and postoperative day 2 values