Table 3

Baseline characteristics of all randomized patients.

Parameter

PCC

SCC

TCC

p-value (Chi-Square)


Age (years)


Mean (SD)

67.7 (10.8)

64.7 (11.5)

61.3 (14.2)

n.s.


Gender (n)


female

70

73

86

n.s.


male

118

107

151

n.s.


Body Mass Index (kg/m2)


Mean (SD)

26.2 (3.7)

25.9 (3.9)

25.6 (3.7)

n.s.


Surgical Procedure (n)


vascular

3

3

15

< 0.01


large intestine

106

85

82

n.s.


small intestine

1

0

7

< 0.01


rectum

68

40

37

n.s.


stomach/oesophagus

8

44

28

< 0.01


pancreas

2

2

40

< 0.01


Treatment according to protocol (%)


yes

98.4

97.2

92.4

< 0.01


Lost to follow-up (%)


37.5

38.3

28.7

0.06


Fischer et al. BMC Surgery 2012 12:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-2

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