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Table 1 Patient’ demographics and diagnosis

From: FOCUS harmonic scalpel compared to conventional hemostasis in open total thyroidectomy - a prospective randomized study

  Group I (n = 389) Group II (n = 389) P value
Mean age, y (mean ± SD) 50.1 ± 19.3 48.5 ± 21.8 NS
Sex (F/M) 323/66 332/57 NS
Diagnosis:    
Multinodular goiters 313 309 NS
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis 9 7 NS
Thyroid cancer 56 64 NS
Graves disease 11 9 NS
  1. F female, M male, SD stand deviation, NS not significant.