Table 4

Comparison of macroscopical presence of adhesions and the adhesion score of the icodextrin group and sodium chloride group depending on the time period
Icodextrin group Sodium chloride group p-value
Presence of adhesions
  - Day 7 5/10 (50%) 7/10 (70%)
  - Day 21 4/9 (44%) 7/9 (78%)
  - Total 9/19 (47%) 14/19 (74%) 0.048
Adhesion score
  - Day 7
  - Visceral peritoneum 2.4 ± 3.4 1.7 ± 2.9 0.544
  - Parietal peritoneum 1.6 ± 3.4 2.9 ± 3.2 0.329
  - Day 21
  - Visceral peritoneum 2.7 ± 3.4 4.3 ± 2.7 0.292
  - Parietal peritoneum 0 1.6 ± 2.4 0.066

Data shown are mean ± SD.

Klink et al.

Klink et al. BMC Surgery 2013 13:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-13-34

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