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Table 1 Clinicopathological characteristics of the 43 elderly patients

From: Effectiveness of postoperative elemental diet (Elental®) in elderly patients after gastrectomy

  C-group (n = 21) N-group (n = 22) p value
Age: median (range) (years) 82.7 (80–89) 82.8 (80–91) 0.548
Sex    0.907
 Male 13 14
 Female 8 8
ASA    0.595
 1–2 18 20
 3 3 2
BMI 21.5 22.2 0.528
Operative approach    0.477
 Open 14 12
 Laparoscopic 7 10
cStage    0.323
 I 14 12
 II 3 5
 III 4 4
 IV 0 1
Operative duration (min) 242 (195–528) 278 (200–417) 0.215
Blood loss (mL) 200 (0–963) 248 (0–1667) 0.827
Adjuvant chemotherapy 3 (14.3 %) 2 (9.1 %) 0.595