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Table 3 Mean change in alkaline phosphatase activity measured pre-operatively and on post-operative day 1

From: Alkaline phosphatase activity after cardiothoracic surgery in infants and correlation with post-operative support and inflammation: a prospective cohort study

Surgical group Number Mean difference, U/L (SD) 95% CI P-value
No bypass 9 -29.9 (26.5) (- 50.3, -9.5) < 0.01
CPB 29 -114.4 (97.6) (-152.2, -76.5) < 0.0001
DSC 25 -93.8 (47.1) (-112.8, -74.7) <0.0001
  1. CPB, cardiopulmonary bypass; DSC, delayed sternal closure; CI, confidence interval.