Research Article

Dexmedetomidine Improves Lung Function by Promoting Inflammation Resolution in Patients Undergoing Totally Thoracoscopic Cardiac Surgery

Table 4

Postoperative duration of extubation and ICU stay in the two groups.

Con group ()DEX group () value

Duration of extubation (h)0.031
Duration of ICU stay (h)0.220
Pulmonary infection rate, (%)8 (28.5)4 (13.8)0.171

Quantitative data are presented as or numbers (percentages). ICU: intensive care unit.