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Table 1 Baseline data (preoperative) of the study population prior to Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) lobectomy for lung cancer, n = 31

From: Video-assisted Thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for lung cancer does not induce a procoagulant state

Variables Values
Age (years) 67 (10)
Sex (female/male), n 20/11
Non smoker/ex-smoker/ active smoker, n 1/19/11
Pack years of smoking 30 (20)
FEV 1 (% of expected) 91 (20)
DLCO (% of expected) 69 (17)
BMI 25 (4)
Co-morbiditya, n (%):  
 Diabetes mellitus 2 (7)
 Hypertension 12 (39)
 Hyperlipidemia 10 (31)
 Cardiac and/or vascular disease 4 (13)
 Previous malignant disease 8 (26)
 ASA prescribed, n (%) 6 (19)
Laboratory analyses (reference interval):  
 B - Haemoglobin (women: 7.3–9.5 mmol/L; men: 8.3–10.5 mmol/L) 8.5 (0.7)
 B - Leukocytes (3.5–10.0 × 109/L) 7.5 (2.0)
 P - Creatinine (women: 45–90 μmol/L; men: 60–105 μmol/L) 72 (18)
 B - Platelet count (145–400 × 109/L) 287 (85)
 P - C-reactive protein (8 mg/L) 4 (4)
 P - INR (< 1.2) 1.0 (0.1)
 P - APTT (25–38 s) 30 (4)
  1. Abbreviations: B Blood, N/n Numbers, P Plasma, APTT Activated partial thromboplastin time, ASA Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), BMI Body Mass Index, DLCO Diffusion Capacity of the Lung for Carbon Monoxide, FEV1 Forced Expiratory Volume in one second, INR International Normalized Ratio
  2. All values are provided either as mean and (standard deviation) or numbers and (percentage)
  3. aDefined as the patient being in medical treatment for the disease