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Table 5 Comparison of adverse events experienced among respondents

From: Contemporary decongestant practices of Canadian otolaryngologists for endoscopic sinus surgery

  Those who use cocaine for ESS Those who do not use cocaine for ESS
Total number of respondents 26 70
Total practice years 467 1063
Mean practice years per respondent 20.3 15.2
(p = 0.08, N.S.)
Experienced adverse event, possibly related to cocaine: n, (%) 4 (15%) 4 (6%)
(p = 0.12, N.S.)
Types of adverse events • Minor reversible arrhythmia
• Hypertension
• Two mortalities
• Hypertension
• Arrhythmia
• Allergic reaction