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Table 4 Comparisons of outcomes in non-operative management (NOM) and operative management (OM) for patients with penetrating renal trauma

From: Penetrating renal injuries: an observational study of non-operative management and the impact of opening Gerota’s fascia

Outcome measure Overall (n = 150) NOM (n = 83) OM (n = 67) p-value
Mortality 7.3% 1.2% 14.9% 0.001
Median length of stay (days) 5.0 4.0 8.5  < 0.001
Mean ICU LOS (days) 4.1 6.0 3.9 0.14
Mean ventilated days (days) 3.2 2.0 3.3 0.29
Overall complication rate 35.3% 14.4% 61.2%  < 0.001
Clavien-Dindo III/IV complication rate 19.3% 8.4% 32.8%  < 0.001
Readmission rate 9.3% 8.4% 10.4% 0.67
  1. LOS Length of Stay