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Table 2 Dynamics of the PMN elastase in CSF

From: Polymorphonuclear (PMN) elastase in patients after severe traumatic brain injury

Time after trauma (h) Control T0 12 h 24 h 48 h 72 h
PMN elastase (ng/ml) 3.68 ± 0.3 4.97 ± 1.9 7.33 ± 2.3 9.33 ± 1.7 27.12 ± 10.6*,# 57.10 ± 21.5*,#
  1. T0 = within 90 ± 45 min after admission; * p < 0.05 versus control group; # p < 0.05 versus study group at T0. PMN elastase in ng per ml in CSF (study group: n = 15; control group: n = 10; mean value ± standard error of the mean)