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Table 1 Demographics and indications for emergency surgery

From: Abbreviated emergency laparotomy in the non-trauma setting

  AL DL p
N patients (%) 31 (10.7) 260 (89.3)  
Male % 58.1 54.2 NS
Mean age (years) 62.8 (± 18.8) 65.0 (± 17.7) NS
Peritonitis 48.4% 30.4% 0.04
Mesenteric ischemia 32.3% 3.5% < 0.0001
Intestinal obstruction 6.5% 58% < 0.0001
Bleeding 9.7% 3.1% NS
Other 3.2% 5.0% NS