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Table 5 Comparison of inflammatory markers in two groups

From: Fast-track surgery improves postoperative clinical recovery and cellular and humoral immunity after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer

Factor and time FTS group (n = 128) Conventional group (n = 132) P value
IL-6 (ng/L)    
 Before surgery 53.83 ± 21.66 55.73 ± 20.37 0.585
 POD1 121.74 ± 22.57 138.77 ± 21.53* 0.000
 POD3 142.37 ± 25.09 154.90 ± 24.33* 0.035
 POD7 116.70 ± 22.39 122.79 ± 25.64 0.412
CRP (μg/L)    
 Before surgery 4.97 ± 1.33 4.85 ± 1.43 1.000
 POD1 65.57 ± 13.37 74.61 ± 14.71* 0.034
 POD3 136.79 ± 23.34 155.38 ± 28.75* 0.012
 POD7 51.83 ± 17.66 62.36 ± 18.37* 0.042
  1. Variables were expressed as the mean ± SD
  2. * P <0.05