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Table 3 Mean values of fibrinogen and WBC count preoperatively, at first postoperative day and on the appearance of symptoms indicative of an irregular post-operative course

From: The utility of fibrinogen level as a predictor of complications after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery: a prospective observational study

Parameters Patients who developed major complications Patients without major complications  
Preoperative First POD Re-evaluation Preoperative First POD Re-evaluation p value**
Fibrinogen (mean ± SD) 339 ± 98 423 ± 90 615 ± 95* 352 ± 102 430 ± 86 480 ± 104* < 0.001
WBC (mean ± SD) 4542 ± 1104 6779 ± 1770 11,367 ± 1700* 4021 ± 2350 6100 ± 1900 8144 ± 1540* 0.048
  1. Abbreviations: POD postoperative day, SD standard deviation, WBC white blood cell count
  2. *p value < 0.05 in comparison to first postoperative day value as calculated by Student’s t test for paired data
  3. **p value calculated by Student’s t test for mean change difference between groups