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Table 2 Results of a meta-analysis

From: Effect of antecolic or retrocolic reconstruction of the gastro/duodenojejunostomy on delayed gastric emptying after pancreaticoduodenectomy: a meta-analysis

Outcome of interest No. of studies No.of patients OR/WMD 95 % CI P-value I2 (%)
DGE 5 534 0.66 0.32, 1.33 0.24 57
ISGPS DGE 3 430 0.97 0.64, 1.47 0.89 0
ISGPS B + C DGE 3 430 0.93 0.60, 1.46 0.76 0
Removal of NGT (day) 5 534 0.28 -0.30, 1.06 0.27 72
Reinsertion of NGT 4 494 1.14 0.73, 1.81 0.56 31
Prokinetics or anti/emetics 2 314 0.84 0.53, 1.32 0.45 0
Start of liquid diet (day) 2 184 0.26 -0.63, 1.16 0.56 0
Start of solid diet (day) 4 470 -0.90 -1.91, 0.10 0.08 0
Pancreatic fistula 5 534 1.05 0.69, 1.61 0.80 0
Intra-abdominal abscess 5 534 1.04 0.62, 1.75 0.88 8
Hemorrhage 5 534 0.74 0.37, 1.48 0.40 0
Bile leak 5 534 1.09 0.48, 2.51 0.83 15
Wound infection 5 534 0.92 0.60, 1.40 0.70 0
Reoperation 3 354 0.49 0.22, 1.09 0.08 0
Mortality 3 350 0.60 0.22, 1.64 0.32 0
Length of hospital stay (days) 5 534 0.44 -0.30, 1.17 0.25 26
  1. DGE, delayed gastric emptying; ISGPS, International Study Groups of Pancreatic Surgery; NGT, nasogastric tube
  2. OR, odds ratio; WMD, weighted mean difference; CI, confidence interval