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Research Article

Malnutrition in Surgical Wards: A Plea for Concern

Table 1

Patients characteristics, hospitalization, and outcome.

High risk groupNo risk group

Patients32 (33.33%)64 (66.67%)
Median Age (y)57 (24–94)54 (19–90)NS
Gender (male)17 (53.12%)35 (54.68%)NS
Admission- emergency (versus elective)22 (68.8%)34 (53.1%).3
Malignancy (versus benign)14 (43.72%)12 (18.75%).02
Surgery performed19 (59.37%)38 (59.37%).8
LOS (d)*18.8 11.57 ± 5.3.003
Nutritional therapy15.6%7.9%.3
Mortality
 In hospital3 (9.4%)0 (0%).017
 Cumulative 6 months6 (18.8%)1 (1.6%).006
 Cumulative 12 months7 (21.9%)1 (1.6%).002

ean ± SD.

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