Table 3

Influence of the enhanced recovery after surgery protocol on postoperative recovery of patients undergoing gastric cancer surgery

ERAS groupNon-ERAS grouptP
Length of stay7.85 ± 0.92112.08 ± 1.141−18.221<0.001
The time to first postoperative exhaustion3.53 ± 0.5064.25 ± 0.588−5.9100.015
The time to first postoperative defecation4.50 ± 0.5994.680 ± 0.555−1.8730.067
The time to return leukocyte count to normal4.30 ± 0.5167.40 ± 1.057−16.662<0.001
The time to stop decline of albumin3.55 ± 0.5043.60 ± 0.496−1.4520.346
The time to stop intravenous nutrition5.05 ± 0.2117.28 ± 0.452−27.966<0.001
VAS score on the postoperative first day3.08 ± 0.5724.55 ± 0.504−12.234<0.001