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Table 1 Patient characteristics, primary cancer, and intraperitoneal chemotherapy

From: Anaesthesia in patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: retrospective analysis of a single centre three-year experience

Age; years 52 (20–72)
Gender; Male:Female 23:34
Weight; kg / Height; cm 70 (44–112) / 168 (155–185)
BMI; kg m−2 25 (16–41)
ASA class I/II/III 5/49/3
Comorbidities 1  
Cardiovascular 14
Pulmonary 5
Renal 4
Endocrine 3
Neurological 4
Obesity (BMI >30) 8
Medication  
Single ß-blocking agent 2
Single ACE-inhibitor/AT2-blocker 3
Single diuretic 0
Combination of at least two drugs 6
Other drugs2 27
None 23
Origin of primary cancer  
Appendix 33
Ovary 1
Colorectal 13
Mesothelioma 5
Gastric 1
Other origin3 4
  1. 54 patients underwent 57 procedures. Data are expressed as median (range) and numbers.
  2. ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; ASA, American Society of Anesthesiology; AT2, angiotensin II; BMI, body mass index (kg m−2).
  3. 1Comorbidities: cardiovascular (arterial hypertension, cardiac valve pathology, hyperlipidemia); pulmonary (chronic bronchitis, asthma, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, history of acute respiratory distress syndrome, history of pulmonary embolism); renal (one sided kidney agenesia, history of carcinoma of the kidney, incidentaloma, chronic kidney disease); endocrine (previous ovariectomy, medically treated hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus); neurological (polyneuropathy, paraesthesia, migraine, herniated vertebral disc with neurological symptoms).
  4. 2Twenty seven patients were on additional medication: analgesics (n = 9), proton pump inhibitors (n = 6), vitamins and supplements (n = 5), laxatives (n = 5), hormone replacement therapy (n = 5), sedatives (n = 3), oral antidiabetics (n = 1), chemotherapeutic agents (n = 1), antidepressants (n = 1), antidiarrheals (n = 1), antiemetics (n = 1), acetylsalicylic acid (n = 1), statins (n = 1), calcium channel blocker (n = 1), herbal and homeopathic preparations (n = 2).
  5. 3Other origin summarizes endometrioid cancer (n = 2), cancer of the small intestine (n = 1) and urachus cancer (n = 1).