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Table 3 Nutrition index of the two groups

From: Safety analysis of early oral feeding after esophagectomy in patients complicated with diabetes

Nutrition index EOF (n = 67) LOF (n = 54) p value
Preoperative
 ALB (g/L) 42.74 ± 4.27 43.15 ± 4.68 0.616
 PA (mg/L) 301.62 ± 77.13 295.28 ± 84.32 0.667
 TRF (g/L) 2.12 ± 0.36 2.06 ± 0.22 0.285
 Hb (g/L) 131.83 ± 19.71 133.21 ± 24.37 0.737
POD 1
 ALB (g/L) 34.86 ± 3.15 35.27 ± 3.72 0.513
 PA (mg/L) 261.54 ± 35.64 267.36 ± 43.39 0.423
 TRF (g/L) 1.48 ± 0.23 1.52 ± 0.31 0.417
 Hb (g/L) 119.86 ± 12.76 121.49 ± 18.43 0.567
POD 3
 ALB (g/L) 34.36 ± 2.64 34.73 ± 2.17 0.409
 PA (mg/L) 178.62 ± 22.12 185.73 ± 28.75 0.127
 TRF (g/L) 1.21 ± 0.23 1.17 ± 0.11 0.243
 Hb (g/L) 108.26 ± 15.64 105.91 ± 12.53 0.372
POD 7
 ALB (g/L) 36.74 ± 3.22 36.02 ± 3.64 0.257
 PA (mg/L) 208.62 ± 27.12 195.37 ± 32.78 0.016*
 TRF (g/L) 1.30 ± 0.18 1.26 ± 0.11 0.155
 Hb (g/L) 110.36 ± 12.34 106.24 ± 18.67 0.148
POD 30
 ALB (g/L) 39.67 ± 3.16 38.14 ± 3.83 0.018*
 PA (mg/L) 248.96 ± 47.85 211.38 ± 55.23 0.004*
 TRF (g/L) 1.89 ± 0.42 1.72 ± 0.35 0.019*
 Hb (g/L) 119.95 ± 14.02 112.06 ± 18.73 0.009*
  1. Note: *--P < 0.05