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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of all patients enrolled in the trial

From: Dynamic needle tip positioning versus the angle-distance technique for ultrasound-guided radial artery cannulation in adults: a randomized controlled trial

  Technique P Value
DNTP (n = 65) AD (n = 66)
Male, n (%) 39 (60.0) 40 (66.6) 0.94
Age, y 59 ± 14 58 ± 13 0.68
Height, cm 166 ± 8 169 ± 8 0.11
Weight, kg 68 ± 9 70 ± 6 0.16
Body mass index, kg/m2 25 ± 3 25 ± 3 0.83
ASA level    0.80
 I-II 17 16  
 III-IV 48 50  
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 143 ± 20 149 ± 19 0.09
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 74 ± 21 79 ± 23 0.23
Heart rate, bpm 69 ± 26 70 ± 23 0.72
Hypertension, n (%) 38 (59) 33 (50) 0.33
Diabetes, n (%) 33 (51) 31 (47) 0.66
Coronary heart disease, n (%) 31 (48) 35 (53) 0.54
Smoking, n (%) 38 (59) 39 (59) 0.94
Surgery type, n (%)    0.45
 Heart surgery 41 (63.1) 46 (69.7)  
 General surgery 8 (12.3) 7 (10.6)  
 Orthopaedic surgery 2 (3.1) 5 (7.6)  
 Urological surgery 8 (12.3) 6 (9.1)  
 Vascular surgery 6 (9.2) 2 (3.0)  
Radial artery diameter, mm 2.30 ± 0.50 2.38 ± 0.50 0.36
Median radial artery depth (IQR), mm 3.10 (2.10–4.00) 2.70 (2.10–3.80) 0.40
  1. Abbreviation: IQR interquartile range