Table 2

Preoperative patient characteristics

Characteristic

EN group

(n = 8)

EN+PN group

(n = 9)


Age (yr)

66.5 ± 4.8

69.8 ± 3.3

Sex (Male/female)

6/2

6/3

Body weight (kg)

61.3 ± 2.9

55.8 ± 2.2

Body mass index (m2)

24.2 ± 1.2

21.9 ± 0.5

Patients with jaundice (%)

25.0

33.3

Patients with diabetes (%)

25.0

11.1

Patients with preoperative PTCD (%)

25.0

22.2

Preoperative laboratory values

Hemoglobin (g/L)

12.9 ± 0.6

11.7 ± 0.6

Albumin (g/L)

3.6 ± 0.1

3.5 ± 0.1

Bilirubin (mg/dL)

0.9 ± 0.1

0.8 ± 0.1

No significant differences noted.


Nagata et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:24   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-24

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