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Table 1 Correlation of patients’ co-morbidities with the LOICUS in days

From: Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio is correlated with a delay in feeding resumption following a transhiatal esophagectomy with cervical anastomosis

   Number of patients Mean duration of ICU stay in days Std. deviation Std. error mean p value
Diabetes Absence 23 3.30 2.619 .546 0.022
  Presence 9 7.22 6.723 2.241  
Hypertension Absence 17 2.59 2.293 .556 0.011
  Presence 15 6.47 5.397 1.393  
Cardiovascular disease Absence 15 2.60 2.384 .616 0.028
  Presence 17 6.00 5.244 1.272