Table 4

Comparison of WBC count, CRP, and IL-6 (Mann-Whitney U-Test).

WBC

1

2

3

4

3 & 4


1

n.s.

p < 0.001

p < 0.002

p < 0.0001

2

p < 0.0001

p < 0.001

p < 0.0001

3

n.s.

1 & 2

p < 0.0001


CRP

1

2

3

4

3 & 4


1

n.s.

p < 0.001

p < 0.0001

p < 0.0001

2

p < 0.05

p < 0.0001

p < 0.0001

3

p < 0.0001

1 & 2

p < 0.0001


IL-6

1

2

3

4

3 & 4


1

n.s.

p < 0.001

p < 0.0001

p < 0.0001

2

p < 0.05

p < 0.0001

p < 0.0001

3

p < 0.02

1 & 2

p < 0.0001


n.s. means not significant.

Sack et al. BMC Surgery 2006 6:15   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-6-15

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