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Table 2 Time for Chest Tube Insertion for each Trial

From: Evaluation of performance of two different chest tubes with either a sharp or a blunt tip for thoracostomy in 100 human cadavers

  Blunt Tip Sharp Tip p-value
Trial 1 70 (45) 70 (32) 0.98
Trial 2 61 (27) 64 (34) 0.54
Trial 3 76 (64) 60 (35) 0.33
Trial 4 57 (27) 50 (22) 0.23
Trial 5 52 (23) 50 (25) 0.48
Trial 1 - 5 63 (25) 59 (22) 0.57
  1. Mean time (Standard Deviation) until chest tube placement in cadaver for 20 physicians, using tube set with blunt or sharp tip