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Table 2 Comparison of pre- and postoperative nutritional indices of the study patients

From: A prospective, randomized, controlled study of ω-3 fish oil fat emulsion-based parenteral nutrition for patients following surgical resection of gastric tumors

Indices Preoperative Postoperative
Study group Control group P Study group Control group P
TP 68.97 ± 6.38 68.35 ± 7.66 0.77 64.58 ± 6.14* 64.88 ± 6.47 0.87
ALB 41.52 ± 3.89 39.26 ± 4.52 0.08 37.17 ± 6.16* 36.07 ± 4.63* 0.49
PA 242.96 ± 66.25 218.03 ± 50.36 0.15 191.42 ± 55.31* 197.63 ± 41.65 0.67
RBP 0.034 ± 0.012 0.028 ± 0.010 0.07 0.049 ± 0.058 0.032 ± 0.011 0.15
TF 2.577 ± 0.63 2.447 ± 0.48 0.44 1.934 ± 0.45* 1.93 ± 0.42* 0.97
TC 3.84 ± 0.61 4.22 ± 1.06 0.16 3.29 ± 0.72* 3.85 ± 1.64 0.17
  1. TP, total protein; ALB, albumin; PA, pre-albumin; RBP, retinol binding protein; TF, transferrin; TC, total cholesterol.
  2. *Indicates significant difference vs. the preoperative value in the same group.