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Table 3 Comparison of clinical data between pregnancies involving neuraxial or general anesthesia

From: Clinical outcomes and anesthetic management of pregnancies with placenta previa and suspicion for placenta accreta undergoing intraoperative abdominal aortic balloon occlusion during cesarean section

 Neuraxial anesthesia
(n = 43)
General anesthesia
(n = 14)
Pa
Baseline characteristics
 Gestational age (days)250 ± 18.4252 ± 18.10.583
 Patient age (years)35 ± 7.838 ± 7.70.246
 Emergency surgery36 (83.7%)12 (85.7%)1.000
 Preoperative comorbidity9 (20.9%)5 (35.7%)0.271
 CVC1 (2.3%)3 (21.4%)0.042
 Arterial catheterization3 (7.0%)4 (28.6%)0.054
Intraoperative data
 Use of vasoactive agents7 (16.3%)2 (14.3%)1.000
 Intraoperative blood loss (ml)500 (200–2000)700 (300–3500)0.017
 Intraoperative blood infusion (U)0 (0–4)1.5 (0–14)0.018
 Duration of surgery (min)65.7 ± 16.4107.5 ± 70.40.046
Postoperative data
 Postoperative blood infusion (U)0 (0–4)0 (0–15.5)0.001
 Total blood infusion (U)0 (0–6)2.625 (0–29.5)0.009
 Maternal admission to ICU3 (7.0%)4 (28.6%)0.054
 Postoperative hospital stay (days)4.9 ± 1.56.6 ± 4.20.146
 Anesthesia-related complications01 (7.1%)0.246
Postoperative diagnosis with PA23 (53.5%)9 (64.3%)0.479
 Placenta accreta132 
 Placenta increta83 
 Placenta percreta24 
Neonatal data
 Neonatal Apgar scores
  1 min9.2 ± 1.758.9 ± 2.30.539
  5 min9.6 ± 0.99.5 ± 1.20.554
  10 min9.7 ± 0.79.7 ± 0.80.834
 Neonatal admission to ICU5 (11.6%)3 (21.4%)0.391
  1. Values are n (%), mean ± SD or median (range)