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Table 3 Mean LOS across preoperative SGA and PN groups

From: The relationship between baseline nutritional status with subsequent parenteral nutrition and clinical outcomes in cancer patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy

Independent variable Mean LOS (days) P-value
Preoperative SGA   
 • Well nourished (n = 33) 15.0 ANOVA
 • Moderately malnourished (n = 22) 15.2 p = 0.02
 • Severely malnourished (n = 5) 27.8  
PN   
 • No (n = 29) 12.7 2 sample t-test
 • Yes (n = 31) 19.4 p = 0.007