Table 7

 Changes in laboratory blood indices

PEN mean (95%CI)TEN mean (95% CI)Group comparison
PEN, partial enteral nutrition; TEN, total enteral nutrition; CRP, C reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; 95% CI, 95% confidence intervals.
Haemoglobin (g/dl)−0.3 (−6 to 0) p = 0.056+0.8 (+0.3 to +1.3) p = 0.011p<0.001
Platelets (×109/l)−26 (−81 to +29) p = 0.39−146 (−210 to −82) p<0.001p = 0.006
ESR (mm/h)−4 (−17 to +8) p = 0.46−26 (−42 to −10) p = 0.004p = 0.003
CRP (mg/l)−6 (−26 to +14) p = 0.55−13 (−47 to +21) p = 0.06p = 0.36
Albumin (g/l)+1.7 (−0.1 to +3.5) p = 0.054+5.0 (+3 to +7) p<0.001p = 0.019