Several limitations of our study should be acknowledged. First, this was a retrospective study with a relatively small sample. Second, because of the small sample size, our analysis did not differentiate between laparoscopic and open surgery. Future studies with prospective design and large sample size are warranted. In particular, it is desirable to develop a comprehensive score based on mGPS, CAR, and poGPS. And the score should be easy to evaluate in clinical practice. It would help clinicians detect early postoperative complications and intervene promptly, thereby reducing the duration and costs of hospitalization, and promoting rapid recovery.


This study was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 81702345).

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All authors contributed to data analysis, drafting or revising the article, gave final approval of the version to be published, and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.


The authors have no conflicts of interest in this work.

Wenhao Man,* Huajun Lin,* Zhao Liu, Lei Jin, Jin Wang, Jun Zhang, Zhigang Bai, Hongwei Yao, Zhongtao Zhang, Wei Deng

Department of General Surgery, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University and National Clinical Research Center for Digestive Diseases, Beijing 100050, People’s Republic of China

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence: Wei Deng
Department of General Surgery, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 95 Yongan Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, People’s Republic of China
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Originally published February 11, 2020.

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