Table 1

Demographics and clinical aspects of the patients in the two groups.

Variable

Group CO

N (%)

Group CHO-P

N (%)

p


Sex

Male

3 (33.3)

3 (37.5)

1.00

Female

6 (66.7)

5 (62.5)

Age (years) (mean ± SEM)

41.0 ± 4.0

35.0 ± 6.0

0.41

Type of operation

Open cholecystectomy

6 (66.7)

4(50)

0.71

Video-cholecystectomy

2 (22.2%)

2 (25,0%)

Inguinal hérnia repair

1 (11,1%)

2 (25,0%)

Duration of the operation (min) (mean ± SEM)

99.0 ± 11.0

94.0 ± 8.0

0.52

Type of anaesthesia

General

4 (44.4)

3 (37.5)

0.78

Epidural blockage

2 (22.2)

3 (37.5)

General+ epidural blockage

3 (33.3)

2 (25)

Duration of fasting (min) (mean ± SEM)

1014 ± 38

264 ± 9

0.001

Nutritional status

Eutrophic

9 (100)

8 (100)

1.00

BMI* (kg/m2) (mean ± SEM)

30.7 ± 2.1

26.9 ± 1.5

0.19

ASA score

I

3 (33.3)

7 (87.5)

0.05

II

6 (66.7)

1(12.5)

Length of hospital stay (median and range)

1 (1-2)

1(1-2)

0.40


* Body mass index, American Society of Aneshesiologists.

Perrone et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:66   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-66

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