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Table 2 Summary of the meta-analyses of the pregnancy and surgical outcomes from laparoscopic appendectomy and open appendectomy

From: Laparoscopic appendectomy versus open appendectomy for suspected appendicitis during pregnancy: a systematic review and updated meta-analysis

  Number of Studies Pooled number of patients (LA/OA) Test for Heterogeneity (P value, I2) Model Pooled outcome P value*
Birth Weight (gram) 7 172/237 1.00, 0% Fixed MD: 0.01(−0.09–0.10) 0.88
Apgar (1 min) 5 125/162 0.03, 66% Random MD: 0.12(− 0.18–0.08) 0.43
Apgar (5 min) 4 113/106 < 0.001, 84% Random MD: − 0.02(− 0.16–0.12) 0.76
Wound Infection (n) 7 1096/706 0.15, 36% Fixed OR: 0.40 (0.21–0.76) 0.005
Operative Time (min) 8 1082/684 < 0.001, 80% Random MD: 2.23(−3.20–7.65) 0.42
Hospital Stay (days) 10 1106/756 < 0.001, 86% Random MD: −1.01(−1.61– −0.41) 0.001
Intra-abdominal Abscess (n) 7 1090/702 0.55, 0% Fixed OR: 0.79 (0.33–1.85) 0.58
  1. *P value for pooled result
  2. OR odds ratio, MD mean difference