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Table 1 Patient’s data and characteristics

From: Assessment of plasma B7-H3 levels in pediatric patients with different degrees of surgical stress

  Total patients Moderate stress Severe stress P values
Male / female 23/25 9/5 14/20 0.111
Age (months) 12.7 ± 17.7 8.87 ± 19.4 13.9 ± 17.3 0.004
General surgery (cases %) 20 (41.7) 14 (100) 6 (17.6) 0.000
Cardiac surgery (cases %) 28 (58.3) 0 (0) 28 (82.4) 0.000
Total white cell counts before surgery (109/L) 8.79 ± 4.44 8.87 ± 5.70 8.74 ± 3.54 0.513
PMN counts before surgery (%) 61.0 ± 8.82 60.6 ± 7.31 61.6 ± 10.8 0.124
CRP (mg/L) 3.26 ± 4.17 2.78 ± 4.25 3.26 ± 4.21 0.725
Hospital stay (days) 16.5 ± 6.75 13.4 ± 6.28 19.5 ± 7.22 0.031
  1. PMN polymorphonuclear neutrophil, CRP C-reactive protein
  2. All data are expressed as mean ± SD. P values: comparisons between moderate and severe stress groups