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From: The urinary ratio of 5-hydroxytryptophol and 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid in patients with chronic alcohol misuse

  Chronic alcoholics Non -alcoholics  
  (n = 22) (n = 20) P
Age (years) 52 (36-74) 62 (47-06) 0.072
Ethanol consumption (g/day) 100(60-700) 0 (0-20) 0.000
5-HTOL/5-HIAA-ratio (pmol/nmol) 18.6 (1.8-1082.8) 8.0 (3.5-11.2) 0.000
CDT (U/l) 14.4 (2-66.9) 2.5 (2.0-11.30) 0.000
MCV (fl) 95.3 (85.2-106.0) 92.3 (84.5-98.3) 0.010
?-GT (U/l) 20 (7-61) 23 (6-55) 0.400
ICU stay (days) 7 (2-83) 3 (2-26) 0.009
  1. Median (range); CDT = carbohydrate-deficiency transferrin; MCV = mean corpuscular volume; ?-GT = gamma-glutamyl-transferase; ICU = intensive care unit.