Treating patients with DAA resulted in an increase in leptin levels after 96 hours of DAA infusion compared to patients without treatment of DAA from day 1 to day 3 and 5 (p < 0.05) (leptin concentrations, Day 1: DAA+, mean = 18991 pg/ml, ±SEM = 6009 pg/ml. Day 3: DAA+, mean = 57315 pg/ml, ± SEM = 17075 pg/ml. Day 5: DAA+, mean = 54980 pg/ml, ±SEM = 17660 pg/ml). Significances of t-tests with Holm-Bonferroni adjustments for multiple comparisons are indicated, otherwise no significance could be reached. Data are presented as mean with standard error of mean (SEM). * p < 0.10, ** p < 0.05.
Behnes et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:217 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-217