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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the measurement results “before” and “ after” thiamazole therapy (Group 1; n=15)

From: In contrast to matrix metalloproteinases, serum adiponectin concentrations increase after radioiodine treatment of thyrotoxicosis

  mean median SD min max p-value
MMP-2 – before [ng/ml] 671.7 668.0 73.4 551.8 824.0 0.78
MMP-2 – after [ng/ml] 616.7 612.0 76.2 446.0 733.0
MMP-9- before [ng/ml] 928.0 880.0 464.8 300.0 1960.0 0.93
MMP-9 – after [ng/ml] 1238.7 1200.0 421.7 650.0 1890.0
TIMP1- before [ng/ml] 374.7 390.0 109.8 70.0 500.0 0.83
TIMP1- after [ng/ml] 382.0 370.0 70.8 280.0 510.0
TIMP2- before [ng/ml] 207.7 205.0 42.8 150.0 280.0 0.18
TIMP2- after [ng/ml] 179.7 185.0 38.2 105.0 245.0
Adiponectin – before [ng/ml] 30807 31190 12996 8450 52090 0.36
Adiponectin – after [ng/ml] 32755 34490 16638 2800 56100
TSH - before [mIU/l]* 0.007 0.005 0.003 0.005 0.01 0.013
TSH – after [mIU/l] 1.064 0.03 1.74 0.0 5.77
FT 3 – before [pg/ml]* 8.74 7.53 4.79 4.02 16.5 0.0010
FT 3 – after [pg/ml] 3.49 3.54 2.40 0.74 4.8
FT 4 – before [ng/dl]* 4.48 2.21 1.01 7.84 32.5 0.0010
FT 4 – after [ng/dl] 1.02 1.07 0.44 0.34 1.7  
  1. p-value for the Mann-Whitney’s test for a comparison of pairs of measurement results “before” and “after”; SD – standard deviation; p – level of significance.
  2. *Reference ranges:TSH - 0.27-4.2 mIU/l,
  3. FT4 - 0.93-1.7 ng/dl (1 ng/dl = 1 pmol/l x 12.87),
  4. FT3 - 2.6-4.4 pg/ml (1 pg/ml = 1 pmol/l x 1.54).