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Table 2 Demographic, clinical and surgical characteristics of the recruited population

From: Longitudinal analysis of serum oxylipin profile as a novel descriptor of the inflammatory response to surgery

Clinical variable Total (n = 55) Open (n = 22) Laparoscopic (n = 33) p value
Demographics
 Female 25 (45.5%) 5 (23%) 20 (61%) 0.01287
 Age 65 (59–73) 66 (62–76) 65 (59–71) ns
 BMI 25.8 (6.0) 28.5 (25–32) 25 (23–27) 0.01281
Reason for resection ns
 Cancer 49 (89%) 18 (82%) 31 (94%)  
 Inflammatory bowel disease 5 (9%) 4 (18%) 1 (3%)  
 Diverticular disease 1 (2%) 0 1 (3%)  
Resection ns
 Anterior resection of rectum 22 (40%) 11 (50%) 11 (33%)  
 Right hemi colectomy 22 (40%) 6 (27%) 16 (49%)  
 Total colectomy 5 (9%) 2 (9%) 3 (9%)  
 Left hemi colectomy 3 (5.5%) 0 3 (9%)  
 Abdomino-perineal excision of rectum 2 (3.5%) 2 (9%) 0  
 Small bowel 1 (2%) 1 (5%) 0  
Secondary outcomes
 Length of stay 8 (6.8) 10 (8–15) 7 (6–10) 0.04692
 Severe sepsis 4 (7%) 2 (9%) 2 (6%) ns
 ITU admission 5 (9%) 3 (14%) 2 (6%) ns
 Anastomotic leak 5 (9%) 2 (2%) 3 (9%) ns
 In-hospital death 2 (3.5%) 1 (4.5%) 0 ns
  1. Data are reported as median (IQR) or absolute count (proportion of total) and statistical comparisons were by Mann–Whitney U tests and Fisher’s exact tests respectively. Severe sepsis was defined according to guidelines from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign [12]