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Table 2 Patients’ albumin levels

From: Is preoperative protein-rich nutrition effective on postoperative outcome in non-small cell lung cancer surgery? A prospective randomized study

  Preoperative albumin level (mg/dl) Postoperative 3.day albumin level (mg/dl) Albumin change P value
C.G. VATS 4,30 ± 0,45 3,15 ± 0,41 1,15 ± 0,44 (26.74 %) 0,005
N.G. VATS 4,25 ± 0,23 3,60 ± 0,35 0,65 ± 0,27 (15.29 %)
C.G. Thoracotomy 4,13 ± 0,42 3,09 ± 0,31 1,04 ± 0,31 (25.18 %) <0,001
N.G. Thoracotomy 4,09 ± 0,28 3,51 ± 0,36 0,58 ± 0,33 (14.18 %)
C.G. Total 4,20 ± 0,43 3,12 ± 0,35 1,08 ± 0,37 (25.71 %) <0.001
N.G. Total 4,15 ± 0,27 3,54 ± 0,35 0,60 ± 0,31 (14,69 %)
  1. General Linear Model Repeated Anova (Wilks’ Lambda)
  2. Mean ± Standard deviation
  3. C.G Control group, N.G Nutrition group, VATS Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery