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Table 2 Postoperative hypoalbuminemia and complications in each group

From: Effects of glucose-insulin infusion during major oral and maxillofacial surgery on postoperative complications and outcomes

  Control group (N = 20) GI group (N = 10) P value
Postoperative hypoalbuminemia 17 4 0.0122*
Postoperative complications (overlapping) Hypotension 6 Hypotension 1 0.1976
Necrosis of a flap 5 Necrosis of a flap 1 0.3104
SSI (including MRSA) 5 SSI (including MRSA) 1 0.3104
Pneumonia 1 Pneumonia 2 0.2122
Bacteremia 1 Bacteremia 0 0.3628
Number of patients who had postoperative complications 13 4 0.1928
Days until discharge 85.6 ± 44.4 68.8 ± 22.5 0.2712
  1. GI glucose-insulin, SSI surgical site infection, MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  2. *P < 0.05 between the groups