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Table 2 Comparison of serum CRP, plasma endocan and plasma E-selectin levels (luminex analyses, the 89 first consecutive patients) in patients admitted to hospital with suspected deep vein thrombosis

From: Systemic levels of the endothelium-derived soluble adhesion molecules endocan and E-selectin in patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis

  Thrombophlebitis Sterile inflammation Infection Venous stasis Other causes without inflammation
ENDOCAN LEVELS - COMPARISON BETWEEN VARIOUS PATIENT SUBSETS (n = 117)
Deep vein thrombosis (n = 28) 0.5723 0.0407 0.8479 0.1058 0.1066
Thrombophlebitis (n = 6)   0.6558 0.3736 0.2284 0.5725
Sterile inflammation (n = 30)    0.0818 0.0230 0.8742
Infection (n = 12)     0.1770 0.1435
Venous stasis (n = 8)      0.0230
Other causes without inflammation (n = 33)
E-SELECTIN LEVELS - COMPARISON BETWEEN VARIOUS PATIENT SUBSETS (n = 89)
Deep vein thrombosis (n = 21) 0.7450 0.2485 0.0517 0.4208 0.5618
Thrombophlebitis (n = 5)   0.8271 0.1898 0.4351 0.8852
Sterile inflammation (n = 22)    0.0938 0.9813 0.5165
Infection (n = 9)     0.2359 0.0499
Venous stasis (n = 8)      0.5864
Other causes without inflammation (n = 24)
CRP LEVELS - COMPARISON BETWEEN VARIOUS PATIENT SUBSETS (n = 120)
Deep vein thrombosis (n = 28) 0.2132 0.0842 0.1693 0.1949 < 0.0001
Thrombophlebitis (n = 6)   0.7993 0.0608 0.8461 0.1396
Sterile inflammation (n = 33)    0.0097 1.0000 0.0029
Infection (n = 12)     0.0277 < 0.0001
Other causes without inflammation (n = 33)
  1. The Mann Whitney t-test was used for the statistical comparison and the p-value is given for each statistical comparison (significant differences are marked in bold). Thrombophlebitis was defined as clinical signs of a local inflammatory reaction corresponding to a subcutaneous vein of the affected limb, infection means clinical and laboratory evidence for a local infection corresponding to the affected the lower limb, and sterile inflammation means a condition with local sterile inflammation of the affected limb (e.g. a ruptured Baker’s cyst).