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Table 2 Distribution of inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers and quality of life among the study participants

From: Serum inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers levels are associated with pain intensity, pressure pain threshold and quality of life in myofascial pain syndrome

Variable Case group (n = 43) Control group (n = 42) P valuea
hs-CRP (g/mlµ) 4.68 ± 4.36 2.92 ± 4.55 0.011
TAC(mmol/L) 2.46 ± 0.49 2.83 ± 0.82 0.065
MDA (nmol/ml) 2.63 ± 0.71 1.98 ± 0.90  > 0.001
SOD (U/ml) 78.89 ± 37.93 154.25 ± 115.93  > 0.001
PLA2 (pg/ml) 6.81 ± 2.22 4.73 ± 2.97  > 0.001
PF 68.67 ± 2.631 75.89 ± 18.95 0.057
RP 34.44 ± 42.40 60.00 ± 42.44 0.004
RE 37.02 ± 41.57 59.98 ± 41.19 0.010
EF 55.50 ± 18.82 62.88 ± 20.35 0.077
EW 61.51 ± 16.87 67.75 ± 17.42 0.073
SF 62.55 ± 24.57 72.50 ± 24.65 0.033
P 48.5 ± 20.91 79.27 ± 28.38 0.028
GH 51.81 ± 20.91 63.13 ± 20.64 0.011
PH 202.97 ± 85.09 278.30 ± 88.36 0.001
MH 213.44 ± 79.18 264.61 ± 65.87 0.001
  1. Values are means ± SD
  2. CRP C-reactive protein, EF energy/fatigue, EW emotional wellbeing, GH general health, hs-CRP high-sensitive, MDA malondialdehyde, MH mental health, P pain, PF physical function, PH physical health, PLA phospholipase A2, RE role limitation due to emotional problems, RP role limitation due to physical health, SF social function, SOD superoxide dismutase, TAC total antioxidant capacity
  3. aSignificantly different at p < 0.05 by Independent-Samples T test, Mann–Whitney U test or chi-square test