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Table 5 Outcomes of the included studies

From: Stapled versus hand-sewn intestinal anastomosis in pediatric patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

References Operative time (min) Estimated blood loss (ml) Wound infection Abdominal abscess Time to initial oral feeding (day) Length of stay (day)
  SA HA   SA HA SA HA SA HA SA HA SA HA
Wrighton [5] 102.5 128.2   18.0 18.8 - - - - - - - -
Kozlov [6] 56.4
(2.1) a
77.4
(2.4) a
  - - 0 0 0 0 - - 14.1
(1.5) a
13.3
(1.0) a
Muncie [7] - -   - - - - - - - - - -
Hintz [8] 127b 107b < 10 mL
10–100 mL
> 100 mL
34.8 %
52 %
4.3 %
55.2 %
31.3 %
1.5 %
- - 0 0 7b 3b 11b 7b
Amano [9] 85 c
(77–108)
109 c
(91–120)
  13 c
(8–24)
10 c
(5–25)
0 0 0 0 4 c
(3–7)
7 c
(5–10)
- -
Mitra [10] 23.9 33.1   22.7 27.8 2 5 - - 5.4 7 6.7 8.7
  1. SA stapled anastomosis, HA hand-sewn anastomosis, a mean (standard error), b median, c median (interquartile range)