Table 3

Description of the Sample by Normal Tissue vs. PaC with and without Diabetesa

Characteristic

Normal Tissue (n = 21)

PaC no DM (n = 37)

PaC-DM (n = 10)

p b


FABP-1 positivec

1 (5%)

9 (24%)

5 (50%)

0.02

FABP-1 Score

0.02

0: Negative

20 (95%)

28 (76%)

5 (50%)

1: 1-25%

0 (0%)

7 (19%)

3 (30%)

2: 25-75%

1 (5%)

2 (5%)

1 (10%)

3: > 75%

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

1 (10%)


aTable values are n (column %). Due to missing data on diabetes status, the total number of patients in the PaC group was n = 47. PaC-DM represent samples from patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma and diabetes. It was not possible to differentiate new-onset diabetics from chronic diabetics.

bp values represent Nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA.

cFABP-1 positive defined as FABP-1 score ≥ 1.

Sharaf et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2011 11:5   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-11-5

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