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Table 5 Preoperative and postoperative laboratory values in surviving andnonsurviving patients requiring critical care services during postoperativecare

From: The critically ill patient after hepatobiliary surgery

Laboratory values All patients (n = 32) Survivors (n = 20) Nonsurvivors (n = 12) P value
Preoperative     
   Albumin (g/dl)   3.5 ± 0.7   3.7 ± 0.7   3.2 ± 0.7 0.056
   Prothrombin time (s) 12.6 ± 1.1 12.2 ± 0.9 13.1 ± 1.2 0.025
   Total bilirubin (mg/dl)   3.5 ± 6.4   4.5 ± 7.6   1.8 ± 3.4 0.263
   Creatinine (mg/dl)   1.1 ± 0.3   1.1 ± 0.3   1.0 ± 0.4 0.263
   White blood cells (cells/mm³) 9228 ± 6452 8005 ± 3384 11267 ± 9501 0.170
Postoperative     
   Albumin low (g/dl) 2.1 ± 0.4 2.2 ± 0.5 1.9 ± 0.4 0.055
   Prothrombin time high (s) 16.7 ± 3.0 15.8 ± 2.6 18.3 ± 3.1 0.021
   Total bilirubin high (mg/dl) 6.9 ± 6.3 6.9 ± 7.5 6.9 ± 3.6 0.998
   Creatinine high (mg/dl) 1.9 ± 1.0 1.6 ± 0.8 2.2 ± 1.3 0.102
   White blood cells high (cells/mm³) 20547 ± 8467 17905 ± 6055 24950 ± 10240 0.020
  1. Values are expressed as means ± standard deviation.