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Table 3 Administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and antibiotics

From: Outcomes of esophagectomy after chemotherapy with biweekly docetaxel plus cisplatin and fluorouracil for advanced esophageal cancer: a retrospective cohort analysis

  DCF (%) bDCF (%) p value
Total number of courses 87 59  
Administration of G-CSF    < 0.001
 (+) 60 (69) 13 (22)  
 (−) 27 (31) 46 (78)  
Period of administration (days)a 4.5 ± 2.8 2.8 ± 1.2 0.001
Administration of antibioticsb    0.373
 (+) 15 (17.2) 7 (11.9)  
 (−) 72 (82.8) 52 (88.1)  
Period of administration (days)a 6 ± 3.3 6.6 ± 2.4 0.683
Hospital stay in each course (days)a (range) 18.4 ± 6.2 (9–50) 16.3 ± 5.5 (9–32) 0.051
  1. aMean ± standard deviation
  2. bAdministration of antibiotics except for prophylactic treatment