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Table 3 Correlation between fecal microbiota or organic acids and postoperative infectious complications

From: Impact of preoperative fecal short chain fatty acids on postoperative infectious complications in esophageal cancer patients

 Complication (−)Complication (+)p value
(n = 45)(n = 10)
Fecal microbiota (log10 cells/g of feces)
Clost. coccoides group9.46 ± 0.568.65 ± 2.350.77
Clost. leptam subgroup9.22 ± 1.388.51 ± 2.360.3
Bacteroides fragilis group9.29 ± 1.708.71 ± 2.000.52
Bifidobacterium9.80 ± 1.129.79 ± 0.670.35
Atopobium cluster9.21 ± 0.748.80 ± 1.20.23
Prevotella6.58 ± 2.175.94 ± 2.380.48
Total Lactobacillus7.56 ± 0.167.43 ± 1.180.50
Bifidobacterium breve strain Yakult8.03 ± 1.236.76 ± 2.320.11
Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota6.77 ± 2.175.93 ± 2.380.27
Fecal organic acid (μmol/g of feces)
 Total organic acids80.9 ± 29.856.9 ± 37.00.11
 Acetic acid56.0 ± 25.836.7 ± 19.60.044
 Propionic acid16.0 ± 10.29.2 ± 4.80.032
 Butyric acid4.5 ± 3.92.6 ± 2.20.19
 Lactic acid1.3 ± 2.62.3 ± 3.40.12
 Valeric acid0.88 ± 0.590.74 ± 0.280.39
 Iso-valeric acid1.34 ± 0.920.90 ± 0.320.11
 Formic acid0.97 ± 1.51.2 ± 1.60.57
 Succinic acid2.3 ± 6.04.7 ± 8.60.67