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Table 2 Effects of immunonutrition on postoperative complications and multivariate analysis

From: Effect of preoperative immunonutrition on complications after salvage surgery in head and neck cancer

Endpoint Control Intervention p-value Multivariate modelb
n = 45 n = 51 Adjusted OR (95%CI) p-value
Number of patients with local or systemic complications 26 (58%) 18 (35%) 0.027 0.28 (0.08 to 1.00) 0.049
Local complicationsa
Wound dehiscence 9 (20%) 7 (14%) 0.41 0.60 (0.03 to 1.44) 0.11
Wound abscess 7 (16%) 6 (12%) 0.59 0.24 (0.02 to 3.09) 0.28
Fistula 8 (18%) 5 (10%) 0.25 0.64 (0.03 to 14.1) 0.77
Local hematoma, hemorrhage, seroma 5 (11%) 5 (10%) 0.83 0.20 (0.02 to 2.08) 0.18
  1. aMore than 1 complication possible per patient. bThe multivariate model is adjusted for gender, age, body mass index, Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 [23], smoking habit, alcohol habit, tumor localization, tumor stage, type of surgery, flap reconstruction, and comorbidities. P-values shown in bold indicate significance