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Table 2 Comparison of clinical and pathologic characters between two groups according to postoperative CONUT score in the whole study population

From: Postoperative controlling nutritional status score is an independent risk factor of survival for patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma: a retrospective study

Variables PoCONUT ≤ 2
 N = 382
PoCONUT ≥ 3
 N = 165
P
Age (years) 50.41 ± 12.62 49.16 ± 12.74 0.293
Male/female 330/52 134/31 0.153
HBsAg (+/) 338/44 156/9 0.028
AFP > 400ng/ml 115 (30.1 %) 48 (29.1 %) 0.839
TBIL (µmol/L) 14.88 ± 6.13 16.53 ± 7.20 0.007
ALT (IU/L) 46.56 ± 37.08 44.79 ± 37.95 0.610
AST (IU/L) 39.26 ± 29.78 41.01 ± 29.70 0.530
PT (s) 12.09 ± 1.61 12.45 ± 1.20 0.011
CREA (µmol/L) 75.98 ± 14.94 76.61 ± 28.35 0.788
HGB (g/L) 145.81 ± 16.18 140.48 ± 18.59 0.001
PLT (*10^9/L) 126.43 ± 54.57 97.22 ± 38.91 < 0.001
WBC (*10^9/L) 5.57 ± 1.85 4.60 ± 1.64 < 0.001
Albumin (g/dL) 42.30 ± 4.68 41.92 ± 4.76 0.395
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 163.59 ± 31.29 144.76 ± 27.34 < 0.001
PreCONUT ≤ 2 290 (75.9 %) 52(31.5 %) < 0.001
Tumor size < 3 cm 207 (54.2 %) 74 (44.8 %) 0.050
Solitary tumor 341 (89.3 %) 145 (87.9 %) 0.658
Blood loss (mL) 337.70 ± 355.41 365.03 ± 270.57 0.377
Transfusion (+/) 18/364 13/152 0.159
Operation duration (min) 237.16 ± 57.80 220.10 ± 62.72 0.162
Operation type
major/minor
65/317 29/136 0.902
Cirrhosis (+/) 307/75 151/14 0.001
MVI (+/) 61/321 32/133 0.324
Poor differentiation 140 (36.7 %) 64 (38.8 %) 0.632
Hospital stay (d) 10.93 ± 5.12 11.71 ± 4.46 0.673
  1. Data are displayed as mean ± standard deviation, or number of patients (percentage)
  2. CONUT controlling nutritional status, PreCONUT preoperative CONUT, PoCONUT postoperative CONUT, HBsAg hepatitis B viral surface antigen, AFP alpha-fetoprotein, TBIL total bilirubin, ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, PT prothrombin time, CREA creatinine, HGB hemoglobin, PLT platelet count, WBC white blood cell count, MVI microvascular invasion