Table 2

Demographic, initial peritonitis and recovery data for all 221 included patients.

Characteristic

Ongoing infection needing relaparotomy (n = 71)

No ongoing infection, not needing relaparotomy (n = 150)

P-value


Median age (IQR)

69

(57 to 74)

70

(57 to 76)

0.36

Male n (%)

38

(54%)

65

(43%)

0.16

Postoperative peritonitis n (%)

32

(45%)

71

(47%)

0.75

Generalized peritonitis n (%)

47

(66%)

88

(59%)

0.48

ICU admission n (%)

69

(97%)

135

(90%)

0.061

Length of ICU stay

12

(7 to 32)

7

(4 to 16)

0.001

Length of index hospital stay

32

(17 to 74)

28

(17 to 49)

0.28

In-hospital mortality n (%)

26

(37%)

23

(15%)

< 0.001


van Ruler et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:38   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-38

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