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Table 4 Effect of immunonutrition on length of hospital stay and other secondary outcome parameters

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

Endpoint Control Intervention p-value Multivariate modela
n = 45 n = 51 Adjusted OR (95% CI) p-value
Total LOS, median (IQR) 17 (8, 28) 6 (3, 16) < 0.001 −11.36 (−20.08 to − 2.63) 0.011
Flap total or partial necrosis 1 (7%) 2 (9%) 0.83
Surgery due to complications 8 (18%) 10 (20%) 0.82 0.45 (0.06 to 3.44) 0.44
Readmissions 4 (9%) 4 (8%) 0.85 0.17 (0.01 to 3.82) 0.27
Mortality within 30 days 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
  1. aThe 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. LOS length of hospital stay, IQR interquartile range