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Table 6 Ex vivo burst pressure (BP)

From: Safety and effectiveness of a novel generator algorithm for bipolar vessel sealing: a randomised controlled chronic animal study

Vessel typethermoSEAL mode (TSM)BiClamp® mode (BCM)p value
No.mean ± STD (range) [mm]No.mean ± STD (range) [mm]
All vessels69479 ± 263 (57–1116)59469 ± 313 (72–1430)0.45
Arteries49499 ± 255 (57–1102)46435 ± 255 (72–1090)0.18
Veins20431 ± 282 (60–1116)13587 ± 457 (171–1430)0.62
Renal arteries12745 ± 264 (57–1102)10286 ± 166 (72–606)< 0.001
Femoral arteries16333 ± 113 (170–620)15411 ± 227 (115–876)0.67
Axillary arteries19509 ± 221 (267–1050)19504 ± 287 (80–1090)0.90
Renal veins6163 ± 72.9 (60–266)6210 ± 41.6 (171–273)0.20
Jugular veins14545 ± 259 (300–1116)7910 ± 390 (360–1430)0.019
Veins < 5 mm15522 ± 265 (198–1116)9743 ± 460 (188–1430)0.32
Veins > 5 mm5156 ± 79.2 (60–266)4215 ± 51.8 (171–273)0.29
  1. The n given represents the number of vascular stumps used for BP testing. 29% (52/180) of the vascular stumps could not be evaluated (TSM: 21 ≈ 23%, BCM: 31 ≈ 34%) (see Results section BP)