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Table 2 Differences between groups in the success rates of oral nutrition

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 value
Types of operations
 Radical gastrectomy, n 10/14 (71.4%) 7/15 (46.7%) 0.176
 Radical resection for colorectal cancer, n 18/19 (94.7%) 15/23 (65.2%) 0.027
 Right hepatic resection, n 12/13 (92.3%) 7/11 (63.6%) 0.142
 Pancreatoduodenectomy, n 4/7 (57.1%) 2/5 (40.0%) 1.000
Laparoscopic or open surgery
 Laparoscopic surgery 7/8 (87.5%) 6/9 (66.7%) 0.576
 Open surgery 37/45 (82.2%) 25/45 (55.6%) 0.006
The total success rate of oral nutrition, n (%) 44/53 (83.0%) 31/44 (57.4%) 0.004
  1. EON early oral nutrition