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Table 3 Univariate analysis of perioperative and postoperative outcomes

From: Outcome-volume relationships and transhiatal esophagectomy: minimizing failure to rescue

Group Mean OR time (hours) Median estimated blood loss(cc)a Percent of cases with an intraoperative complication Percent of cases with one or more major postoperative complication(s) Median ICU length of stay, days(range) Median hospital length of stay, days(range) Percent of patients requiring any ICU stay Percentage of patients discharged to home
All Cases 5.5 500 7 31 0 (0-89) 8.5 (5-107) 41 76
Group 1 5.7 600 8 36 2 (0-89) 9 (6-89) 80 80
Group 2 5.6 500 4 35 0 (0-27) 9 (6-46) 27 84
Group 3§ 5.5 450 6 28 0 (0-52) 8.5 (5-107) 34 70
Group 4 5.3 400 8 24 0 (0-18) 8 (6-30) 22 68
P value 0.27 0.77 0.82 0.56 0.17 0.22 0.000* 0.18
Wide conduit 5.8 600 7 35 2 (0-89) 9 (6-89) 80 80
Narrow conduit 5.5 450 6 30 0 (0-52) 8 (5-107) 29 74
P value 0.12 0.56 0.99 0.51 0.14 0.29 0.000* 0.39
Before LigaSure 5.7 600 9 37 2 (0-89) 9 (6-89) 73 83
After LigaSure 5.4 450 5 28 0 (0-52) 8 (5-107) 26 71
P value 0.08 0.46 0.26 0.24 0.1 0.18 0.000* 0.06
  1. EBL – estimated blood loss; ICU – intensive care unit; OR – operating room.
  2. Group 1 = cases 1 – 50.
  3. Group 2 = cases 51 – 100.
  4. §Group 3 = cases 101 – 150.
  5. Group 4 = cases 151 – 200.
  6. *p < 0.05.