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Table 1 Comparison of general states between two groups of patients before chemotherapy

From: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is more favorable than thoracotomy for administration of adjuvant chemotherapy after lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer

  VATS
n = 54
Thoracotomy
n = 56
p value
Gender (male), no. (%) 33(61.1) 38(67.9) 0.460
Age (year) 62.9 ± 9.6 61.9 ± 11.1 0.596
ECOG Performance Status, no. (%)    0.862
   0 29(53.7) 31(55.4)  
   1 25(46.3) 25(44.6)  
Preoperative complications, no. (%)    
   Hypertension 20(37.0) 13(23.2) 0.114
   Diabetes mellitus 4(7.4) 2(3.6) 0.434
   Coronary heart disease 6(11.1) 3(5.4) 0.316
   Disease of respiratory system 6 (11.1) 11(19.6) 0.216
Preoperative pulmonary function (percent of predicted value)  
   FVC 100.8 ± 14.1 99.7 ± 19.0 0.749
   FEV1 97.1 ± 15.3 97.1 ± 24.1 0.987
   DLCO 85.8 ± 16.3 90.4 ± 19.5 0.174
  1. Note: Diseases of respiratory system include old pulmonary tuberculosis, pulmonary interstitial disease and COPD