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Table 4 Comparison of the pre- and postoperative inflammatory indices of the study patients

From: A prospective, randomized, controlled study of ω-3 fish oil fat emulsion-based parenteral nutrition for patients following surgical resection of gastric tumors

Indices Preoperative Postoperative
Study group Control group P Study group Control group P
WBC 5.26 ± 3.09 4.76 ± 1.37 0.331 7.42 ± 2.79 5.95 ± 1.46* 0.025 *
CRP 3.98 ± 2.17 5.64 ± 9.83 0.269 30.90 ± 31.17* 33.62 ± 7.36* 0.733
IL-1β 201.51 ± 16.06 196.38 ± 21.90 0.422 302.32 ± 37.61* 332.61 ± 35.34* 0.011 *
IL-6 15.53 ± 61.57 16.56 ± 62.04 0.950 14.35 ± 45.95 48.25 ± 67.49* 0.007 *
TNF-α 15.31 ± 52.61 19.77 ± 52.38 0.889 12.05 ± 60.31 53.56 ± 75.23* 0.005 *
  1. CRP. C-reactive protein; WBC, white blood cells.
  2. *Indicates significant difference vs. the preoperative value in the same group.