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Table 1 Comparison of outcome of conventional and BiClamp vaginal hysterectomy with regard to blood loss and postoperative pain

From: Use of the BiClamp (a bipolar coagulation forceps) in gynecological surgery

  Type of surgery
BiClamp (N = 40) Conventional (N = 40)
Patient characteristics
 Age (years) 52.9 (32–87) 53.9 (36–80)
 Weight (kg) 75.8 (36–132) 75.2 (48–120)
 Uterus weight (g) 140 (35–360) 145 (35–840)
Details of surgery
 Only vaginal hysterectomy 19 19
 Cystocele and/or rectocele repair 16 17
 Other descent surgery 11 13
 Tension-free vaginal tape 9 7
 Estimated intraoperative bleeding (mL):
  All patients 107 (5–400) 177 (30–400)
  Only vaginal hysterectomy (N = 19) 58.6 (5–150) 99.5 (50–400)
 Drop in hemoglobin (g/dL):
  All patients 1.56 (0–5.8) 1.64 (0–5.6)
  Only vaginal hysterectomy (N = 19) 1.0 (0–2.5) 1.3 (0.3–2.8)*
Postoperative analgesia from day 2
 All patients 24 32
 Number of single doses 107 132
 Only vaginal hysterectomy (N = 19) 9 19
 Number of single doses 26 94**
  1. Modified from [6]
  2. *p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01 (Mann-Whitney U-test)