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Table 6 Comparison of immunologic factors 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
Globulin (g/l)    
 Before surgery 28.37 ± 3.93 27.32 ± 4.33 0.943
 POD1 22.74 ± 3.93 22.39 ± 3.82 1.000
 POD3 25.66 ± 2.94 22.21 ± 2.99* 0.038
 POD7 29.95 ± 3.85 27.97 ± 4.41 0.537
IgG (g/l)    
 Before surgery 14.38 ± 2.78 15.33 ± 3.79 0.573
 POD1 8.97 ± 1.79 6.11 ± 1.38* 0.033
 POD3 11.02 ± 3.53 8.17 ± 2.94* 0.002
 POD7 14.53 ± 3.81 13.02 ± 3.73 0.741
IgA (g/l)    
 Before surgery 2.79 ± 0.52 2.98 ± 0.35 0.757
 POD1 1.81 ± 0.43 1.65 ± 0.17* 0.012
 POD3 2.08 ± 0.54 1.76 ± 0.47* 0.003
 POD7 2.58 ± 0.47 2.62 ± 0.39 0.637
IgM (g/l)    
 Before surgery 1.21 ± 0.35 1.24 ± 0.44 1.000
 POD1 0.82 ± 0.39 0.89 ± 0.43 0.964
 POD3 0.75 ± 0.22 0.77 ± 0.31 0.543
 POD7 1.18 ± 0.59 1.23 ± 0.48 0.424
CD3    
 Before surgery 55.99 ± 2.72 57.83 ± 2.64 0.813
 POD1 49.92 ± 2.75 46.01 ± 2.83* 0.042
 POD3 51.83 ± 2.42 48.02 ± 2.51* 0.019
 POD7 55.05 ± 2.69 53.83 ± 2.71 0.737
CD4    
 Before surgery 45.58 ± 3.92 44.97 ± 4.32 0.958
 POD1 33.26 ± 4.72 30.37 ± 5.21* 0.039
 POD3 39.39 ± 4.81 34.34 ± 5.72* 0.012
 POD7 43.76 ± 4.38 42.87 ± 3.98 0.887
CD8    
 Before surgery 26.73 ± 4.85 26.08 ± 3.97 1.000
 POD1 23.72 ± 4.33 24.42 ± 4.74 0.958
 POD3 23.76 ± 3.83 22.73 ± 4.65 0.832
 POD7 28.73 ± 4.38 27.62 ± 3.83 0.732
CD4/CD8    
 Before surgery 1.53 ± 0.33 1.48 ± 0.42 0.739
 POD1 1.45 ± 0.31 1.22 ± 0.45* 0.042
 POD3 1.52 ± 0.45 1.39 ± 0.30* 0.023
 POD7 1.58 ± 0.32 1.53 ± 0.54 0.865
  1. Variables were expressed as the mean ± SD
  2. * P <0.05