Table 3

Intraoperative data and postoperative outcomes.

≤65

(n=211)

n (%)

>65

(n=235)

n (%)

P


Type of operation

0.694

Laparoscopic

111 (52.6)

128 (54.5)

Open

100 (47.4)

107 (45.5)

Operative time (minutes)

161.8 ± 39.7

160.1 ± 36.6

0.633

Blood loss (mL)

117.8 ± 106.6

121.2 ± 109.5

0.741

Postoperative analgesic requirement (number of injections)

7.3 ±3.7

7.6 ± 3.6

0.327

Time first passing flatus (days)

3 ± 2.1

3.6 ± 2.3

0.004

Time of first bowel motion (days)

4.7 ± 2.7

5.3 ± 2.4

0.017

Time to resume normal diet (days)

5.1 ± 2.1

6.9 ± 2.4

<0.001

Time to walk independently (days)

5.1 ± 3.7

5.9 ± 3.8

0.026

Hospital stay (days)

11.4 ± 2

12.2 ± 3.8

0.008


Grosso et al. BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S20   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-S1-S20

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