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Table 6 Inflammatory markers

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

  No bypass CPB DSC P-value No bypass vs. CPB P-value No bypass vs. DSC P-value CPB vs. DSC
PCT, ng/ml, pre-operation 0.5 (0.15, 1.16) 0.11 (0.1, 0.22) 0.2 (0.1, 0.31) < 0.005 ns < 0.05
PCT, ng/ml, POD1 1.1 (0.4, 2.8) 2.4 (1.4, 9.5) 3.1 (2.0, 4.4) ns 0.05 ns
CRP, mg/dl, pre-operation 0.7 (0.5, 1.1) 0.5 (0.1, 0.5) 0.3 (0.1, 0.5) < 0.05 < 0.01 ns
CRP, mg/dl, POD1 5.3 (2.9, 8.2) 6.1 (3.9, 8.1) 3.5 (2.0, 4.4) ns ns < 0.005
  1. Unless otherwise specified, categorical data are expressed as n (%) and continuous data are expressed as median (25th, 75th percentile). CPB, cardiopulmonary bypass; DSC, delayed sternal closure; PCT, procalcitonin; CRP, C-reactive protein; POD, post-operative day.