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Table 2 Biochemical parameters of the studied groups

From: The effect of early versus late lipid infusion in parenteral nutrition on the biochemical and cortical auditory evoked potential parameters in preterm neonates

Laboratory parameter Early lipid infusion Late lipid infusion Test value P-value Sig.
No. = 26 No. = 23
  Yes 8 (30.8%) 14 (60.9%)
Urea Mean ± SD 5.69 ± 0.62 5.59 ± 0.54 0.581 0.564 NS
Range 5 − 7 5 − 7
Creatinine Mean ± SD 0.73 ± 0.15 0.74 ± 0.14 −0.211* 0.834 NS
Range 0.5 − 1.1 0.6 − 1.1
Sodium Mean ± SD 138.23 ± 3.73 138.43 ± 3.88 −0.187 0.852 NS
Range 134 − 147 134 − 147
Potassium Mean ± SD 3.93 ± 0.26 3.92 ± 0.26 0.130* 0.897 NS
Range 3.5 − 4.6 3.5 − 4.6
Hco3 Mean ± SD 22.19 ± 1.60 22.17 ± 1.37 0.043 0.966 NS
Range 18 − 25 19 − 25
Albumin Mean ± SD 3.63 ± 0.33 3.53 ± 0.63 0.072 0.44 NS
Range 3.5 − 4.9 2.1 − 4.3
Indirect bil Mean ± SD 6.92 ± 1.79 6.37 ± 3.58 −0.080 0.13 NS
Range 3.5 − 9.5 5.5 − 19.3
Cholestasis Yes 0 (0.0%) 8 (34.8%) 10.808* 0.001 HS
  1. *: Chi-square test
  2. •: Independent t-test