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Table 4 Baseline heart rate and tachycardia events categorized by location: BMTU, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit; DSU, Day Surgery Unit

From: “Safety and utility of percutaneous liver biopsy in hematopoietic stem cell transplant pediatric recipients: a retrospective study”

Age groups BMTU LOCATION DSU LOCATION
N° of biopsies (%) Baseline heart rate Tachycardia (%) P a Value N° of biopsies(%) Baseline heart rate Tachycardia (%) P a Value
<1 year 2 (2.9) 136.5 (±7.78) - - - - - -
1 - 5 years 8 (11.7) 121.1 (±11.87) 1 (12.5) NS 3 (4.4) 124.6 (±4.72) 1 (33.3) NS
6 – 10 years 17 (25.0) 101.47 (±13.48) 6 (35.3) <0.05 5 (7.3) 107 (±8.12) 4 (80.0) <0.05
>10 years 29 (42.6) 78.2 (±8.94) 2 (6.9) <0.05 4 (5.9) 75 (±5.88) 2 (50.0) 0.067b
Total 56 (100) - 9 (16.1) <0.01 12 (100) - 7 (58.3) <0.01
  1. aWilcoxon test
  2. bborderline value not quite significant (the t-test for paired data yielded a value of p <0.05, but it not suitable in comparison of small cases numbers)
  3. BMTU Bone marrow transplant unit, DSU Day surgery unit