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Table 2 Summary of operative and postoperative characteristics of patients undergoing emergent colectomy for ischemic colitis

From: Predictors of mortality following emergency open colectomy for ischemic colitis: a single-center experience

Variables Whole sample
Operative time, min [mean (SD)] 151.54 (55.33)
Estimated blood loss, mL [median (range)] 450 (100–890)
Transfused patients [n (%)] 50 (53.2)
Postoperative multi-organ failure [n (%)] 56 (59.6)
Postoperative acute kidney injury [n (%)] 51 (54.3)
Postoperative liver failure [n (%)] 5 (5.3)
Postoperative heart attack [n (%)] 8 (8.5)
Postoperative stroke [n (%)] 2 (2.1)
Postoperative metabolic acidosis [n (%)] 1 (1.1)
Postoperative respiratory failure [n (%)] 17 (18.1)
Postoperative low output syndrome [n (%)] 5 (5.3)
Postoperative sepsis [n (%)] 38 (40.4)
Postoperative complication severity (Clavien–Dindo Classification) [n (%)]  
 III/IV 28 (29.8)
 V 66 (70.2)
Patients in ICU [n (%)] 94 (100)
Duration of ICU stay, days [mean (SD)] 14.50 (17.17)
Reoperation during the same admission [n (%)] 18 (19.1)
Hospital stay, days [mean (SD)] 18.26 (20.85)
Postoperative mortality at 90 days [n (%)] 66 (70.2)
Survival at 1 year [n (%)] 26 (27.6)
Disposition* [n (%)]  
Home 11 (39.3)
Rehabilitation hospital/elderly house 17 (60.7)
Restoration of intestinal continuity at 1 year after surgery** [n (%)] 12 (46.1)
Mortality after restoration of intestinal continuity at 1 year after surgery [n (%)] 0
Survival status at the last follow-up visit*  
Alive 22 (75.9)
Dead for IC-related causes 3 (10.3)
Dead for other causes 3 (10.3)
  1. ICU intensive care unit
  2. *n = 28
  3. **n = 26