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Table 3 Dynamics of the PMN elastase in CSF in dependence of the BCSFB function

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
Group I PMN Elastase (ng/ml) 3.68 ± 0.3 2.93 ± 1.9 3.87 ± 2.5 8.2 ± 2.1 14.56 ± 3.8*,# 58.56 ± 32.6*,#
Group II PMN Elastase (ng/ml) 3.68 ± 0.3 8.80 ± 4.2 11.72 ± 4.3 9.80 ± 3.5 45.26 ± 26.6* 50.00 ± 27.1*
  1. T0 = within 90 ± 45 min after admission; * p < 0.05 versus control group; # p < 0.05 versus same group at T0. PMN elastase in ng per ml in CSF (group I with intact BCSFB: n = 9; group II with defective BCSFB: n = 6; control group: n = 10; mean value ± standard error of the mean)