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Table 2 Summary of AL in both groups

From: Routine preoperative mechanical bowel preparation with additive oral antibiotics is associated with a reduced risk of anastomotic leakage in patients undergoing elective oncologic resection for colorectal cancer

Characteristics MBP + AB MBP − AB p value
Anastomotic leakage 5 37 0.03
 Grade A 0 3
 Grade B 0 6
 Grade C 5 28
AJCC nodal stage (pT)
 1 0 3  
 2 0 9  
 3 4 18  
 4 1 7  
AJCC nodal stage (pN)
 0 5 23  
 1 0 9  
 2 0 5  
AJCC nodal stage (pM)
 0 5 29  
 1 0 8  
UICC
 1 0 10  
 2 5 13  
 3 0 10  
 4 0 4