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Table 1 Univariate analysis

From: Damage control surgery for perforated diverticulitis with diffuse peritonitis: saves lives and reduces ostomy

Parameters Total (N = 34) Anastomosis (N = 24) Hartmann’s (N = 10) p value
Male gender 15 (44%) 7 (29%) 8 (80%) 0.010
Mean age (± SD) 66.9 (± 12.7) 66.25 (± 11.24) 68.60 (± 16.25) 0.254
BMI (kg/m2) (± SD) 28.42 (± 3.33) 27.11 (± 4.09) 30.10 (± 5.89) 0.127
ASA score > II 22 (65%) 16 (67%) 6 (60%) 0.195
MPI (± SD) 25.12 (± 6.28) 23.63 (± 5.87) 28.70 (± 6.03) 0.034
Björck grade ≠ 1A at II look 7 (21%) 3 (13%) 4 (40%) 0.157
Hinchey’s classification:
- Grade III 13 (38%) 11 (46%) 4 (40%) 1
- Grade IV 21 (62%) 13 (54% 6 (60%)  
Type of OA technique adopted: negative pressure wound technique (NPWT) 34 (100%) 24 (100%) 10 (100%) 1
III look 7 (21%) 4 (16.6%) 3 (30%) 0.157
Overall morbidity rate* 14 (41%) 9 (37%) 5 (50%) 0.704
- Grade I 0 0 0
- Grade II 6 (18%) 5 (21%) 1 (10%)
- Grade IIIa 1 (3%) 1 (4%) 0
- Grade IIIb 5 (15%) 3 (13%) 2 (20%)
- Grade IV 2 (6%) 0 2 (20%)
Cause of reintervention
- Anastomosis dehiscence 1 (3%) 1 (4%) 1
- Laparotomy dehiscence 2 (6%) 1 (4%) 1 (10%)
Mortality rate 4 (12%) 1 (4%) 3 (30%) 0.066
Mean length of hospital stay (± SD) (days) 21.9 (± 16.24) 22.45 ± 17.74 20.5 ± 11.72 0.752
  1. *According to the Clavien and Dindo classification
  2. Italics indicate statistical significance