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Table 2 Postoperative short-term outcomes and nutritional status

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

  C-group (n = 21) N-group (n = 22) p value
Morbidity 8 (38.1 %) 2 (9.1 %) 0.024
 Systemic complications 7 (33.3 %) 1 (4.5 %) 0.015
  Delirium 3 0
  Pneumonia 3 1
  Pleural effusion 1 0
  Cholecystitis 1 0
 Locoregional complications 2 (9.5 %) 2 (9.1 %) 0.961
  Delayed gastric emptying 1 0
  Ileus 1 1
  Abdominal abscess 0 1
Mortality 0 0  
Postoperative hospital days (range) 16.0 (10–40) 12.5 (8–24) 0.041
Dietary intake calories (kcal/day) (range) 910 (560–1600) 980 (560–1570) 0.668
Weight loss rate at 1 month after gastrectomy (%) 8.43 5.38 0.012
Rate of reduction of BMI at 1 month after gastrectomy (%) 8.76 4.78 0.012