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Table 4 Differences between groups in complications

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
No. of patients with infectious complications, n (%) 8 (15.1%) 11 (20.4%) 0.475
 Pneumonia, n (%) 7 (13.2%) 9 (16.7%) 0.616
 SIRS, n (%) 2 (3.8%) 9 (16.7%) 0.028
 Septicaemia, n (%) 4 (7.5%) 3 (5.6%) 0.716
 Intra-abdominal abscess, n (%) 2 (4.0%) 1 (1.9%) 1.000
 Wound infection, n (%) 5 (9.4%) 4 (7.4%) 0.742
No. of patients with non-infectious complications, n (%) 10 (18.9%) 9 (16.7%) 0.766
 Anastomotic blood, n (%) 2 (4.0%) 1 (1.9%) 1.000
 Anastomotic leakage, n (%) 7 (13.2%) 6 (11.1%) 0.740
 Wound dehiscence, n (%) 1 (1.9%) 1 (1.9%) 0.495
 Intestinal obstruction, n (%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.9%) 1.000
 Deep venous thrombosis, n (%) 2 (3.8%) 0 (0.0%) 0.243
No. of intraoperative complications, n (%) 2 (4.0%) 1 (1.9%) 1.000
  1. EON early oral nutrition, SIRS indicates systemic inflammatory response syndrome