Table 2

Comparison of survivors to hospital discharge and non-survivors

Survivor

Non-survivor

P-value

N = 887

N = 31


Age (yrs)

51.5 (10.8)

52.8 (11.0)

0.51

Male

561

18

Female

326

13

0.57

MELD*

25.0 (7.7)

25.6 (8.0)

0.78

Caucasian

757

27

0.73

Total anesthesia time (mins.)

384 (325, 447)

424 (351, 494)

0.05

Total surgical time (mins.)

295 (239, 361)

329 (254, 403)

0.09

Total anhepatic time (mins.)

75 (63, 89)

77 (66, 95)

0.7

Intra-op PRBCs (units)

4.0 (2.0, 7.0)

9.5 (4.3, 16.8)

< 0.01

APS

50.3 (23.1)

66.6 (31.9)

< 0.01

APIII

59.9 (25.2)

79.0 (34.5)

< 0.01

Pred. ICU death %, (S.D.)

7.0 (14.8)

17.6 (25.9)

< 0.01

Pred. ICU LOS days, median (IQR)

4.4 (3.4, 5.6)

5.6 (4.2, 6.7)

< 0.01

Actual ICU LOS days, median (IQR)

1.2 (0.9, 2.0)

2.8 (1.1, 8.8)

< 0.01

Pred Hosp death %, (S.D.)

10.2 (18.4)

22.2 (28.5)

< 0.01

Pred Hosp LOS days, median (IQR)

15.8 (13.1, 22.4)

20.0 (15.3, 23.9)

0.03

Actual Hosp LOS days, median (IQR)

10.3 (8.3, 18.1)

21.2 (7.9, 37.2)

0.02

Pred ventilator days, median (IQR)

3.5 (2.3, 4.1)

3.6 (2.9, 4.3)

0.16


Values are means (standard deviation) or medians (interquartile range)

*MELD data are for 514 patients

APS = Acute Physiology Score

APII = Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation III

Pred. = Predicted

Hosp. = Hospital

ICU = Intensive Care Unit

LOS = Length of stay

Intra-op PRBCs = Intraoperative packed red blood cells

MELD = Model for end-stage liver disease

Mins. = minutes

Yrs = years

Keegan et al. BMC Surgery 2009 9:11   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-9-11

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