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Table 1 Differences between groups in baseline characteristics

From: Comparison of multi-modal early oral nutrition for the tolerance of oral nutrition with conventional care after major abdominal surgery: a prospective, randomized, single-blind trial

  Multimodal EON group
(n = 53)
Conventional care group
(n = 54)
P
Sex, M:F 27:26 32:22 0.440
Age, years (mean ± SD) 56 ± 10 55 ± 10 0.624
BMI (mean ± SD) 22.2 ± 2.2 21.4 ± 2.3 0.069
Blood loss, ml (IQR) 300 (200, 450) 350 (250, 450) 0.231
Duration of operation, h (IQR) 3.5 (3, 4) 3.5 (3, 4) 0.211
Duration of ICU stay, h (IQR) 0 (0, 16) 0 (0, 17) 0.654
Duration of mechanical ventilation, h (IQR) 0 (0, 3) 0 (0, 5.3) 0.398
Duration of postoperative analgesia, h (IQR) 48 (41, 56) 48 (44, 55) 0.722
Types of operation performed    0.903
 Radical gastrectomy, n 14 15  
 Radical colectomy, n 11 12  
 Radical resection for rectal cancer, n 8 11  
 Right hepatic resection, n 13 11  
 Pancreatoduodenectomy, n 7 5  
Tumor stage    0.442
 T0-1, n 1 1  
 T2, n 15 8  
 T3, n 23 28  
 T4, n 14 16