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Table 3 Comparison of clinical and pathologic characters between two groups according to postoperative CONUT score in propensity score matched pairs

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 = 133
PoCONUT ≥ 3
 N = 133
P
Age (years) 51.71 ± 13.71 48.73 ± 12.33 0.058
Male/female 112/22 112/22 1.000
HBsAg (+/) 123/10 124/9 1.000
AFP > 400ng/ml 39 (29.3 %) 42 (31.6 %) 0.790
TBIL (µmol/L) 15.90 ± 6.87 15.32 ± 6.17 0.473
ALT (IU/L) 47.20 ± 36.02 45.03 ± 37.64 0.631
AST (IU/L) 40.86 ± 23.18 39.77 ± 29.05 0.735
PT (s) 12.43 ± 2.33 12.38 ± 1.22 0.823
CREA (µmol/L) 76.03 ± 14.85 75.07 ± 16.50 0.616
HGB (g/L) 142.37 ± 17.45 142.61 ± 17.35 0.910
PLT (*10^9/L) 101.99 ± 41.30 103.24 ± 38.99 0.800
WBC (*10^9/L) 4.86 ± 1.74 4.80 ± 1.61 0.773
Albumin (g/dL) 41.55 ± 6.10 41.98 ± 4.39 0.461
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 147.90 ± 28.77 145.90 ± 27.63 0.745
PreCONUT ≤ 2 51 (38.3 %) 50 (37.6 %) 1.000
Tumor size < 3 cm 72 (54.1 %) 63(47.4 %) 0.327
Solitary tumor 113 (85.0 %) 117 (88.0 %) 0.591
Blood loss (mL) 355.64 ± 317.88 358.12 ± 273.78 0.946
Transfusion (+/) 9/124 9/124 0.159
Operation type
major/minor
21/122 22/111 0.986
Operation duration (min) 226.46 ± 60.89 219.22 ± 65.56 0.389
Cirrhosis (+/) 119/14 119/14 1.000
MVI (+/) 27/106 27/106 1.000
Poor differentiation 58 (43.6 %) 48 (36.2 %) 0.260
Hospital stay (d) 11.05 ± 5.07 11.67 ± 4.78 0.875
  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