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Table 3 Initial and final plasma concentrations of ghrelin and peptide YY of intensive care unit patients

From: Changes in appetite related gut hormones in intensive care unit patients: a pilot cohort study

Ghrelin (pmol/l) PYY (pmol/l)
Day 1 Day 28 ± 3 Day 1 Day 28 ± 3
442.4 494.0 22.1 6.4
282.7 516.5 71.6 48.1
43.6 381.4 29.5 19.2
571.2 567.7 22.8 43.6
600.3 743.9 6.1 10.4
126.7 1,136.8a b b
212.7 378.8 61.2 11.4
103.1 232.5 7.0 16.3
297.8 ± 76.3 556.5 ± 98.6c 31.5 ± 9.6 22.2 ± 6.3d
  1. aDischarged home on day 21. bAssay failure. cP < 0.05. dP = 0.17. Values are mean ± standard error of the mean.