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Table 1 Comparison of the percentage of change of different laboratory parameters between MT and CT groups

From: Melatonin as an adjuvant therapy in preterm infants with neonatal sepsis, randomized trial

 MT groupCT groupTest value ǂP value
No. = 20No. = 20
TLC % changeMedian (IQR)− 12.54 (− 25.32 to − 5.56)21.56 (10.32–45.83)− 2.8940.004
Range− 37.04–125− 40.87–92.98
N % changeMedian (IQR)− 24.3 (− 35.8–7.73)30.24 (7.92–60.71)− 3.0440.002
Range− 47.37–250− 19–120
Plt % changeMedian (IQR)62.59 (− 13.67–136.35)− 24.17 (− 51.58–3.07)− 3.9760.000
Range− 32.18–228.46− 68.35–85.71
CRP % changeMedian (IQR)− 100 (− 100 to − 50)100 (50–700)− 5.2630.000
Range− 100–0− 50–833.33
MDA % changeMedian (IQR)− 48.18 (− 49.57 to − 47.71)74.3 (57.14–118.24)− 5.4110.000
Range− 50.38 to − 45.6531.25–196.97
  1. CRP C reactive protein, MDA malondialdehyde, N neutrophilic count, TLC total leucocytic count, Plt platelets
  2. ǂMann-Whitney test