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Table 3 Changes of parameters for nutritional efficacy during HPN

From: Efficacy of a long-term home parenteral nutrition regimen containing fish oil-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: a single-centre, randomized, double blind study

Efficacy parameter Test group (MCT/LCT/FO-derived n-3 PUFAs) N = 15 Control group (MCT/LCT) N = 18
BMI (kg/m2)
 Baseline 21.9 ± 2.4 20.7 ± 2.4
 V1 (4 weeks HPN) 22.8 ± 2.2 21.2 ± 2.5
 V2 (8 weeks HPN) 23.2 ± 2.6 21.3 ± 2.4
Mean treatment difference (V2-BL) = 0.63 kg/m2, CI 95%: [− 0.07; 1.32], p = 0.0768, t-test
Body weight (kg)
 Baseline 63.1 ± 13.0 62.9 ± 10.7
 V1 (4 weeks HPN) 65.6 ± 12.9 64.4 ± 10.8
 V2 (8 weeks HPN) 66.7 ± 13.9 64.8 ± 11.0
Mean treatment difference (V2-BL) = 1.70 kg, CI 95%: [− 0.44; 3.84], p = 0.1153, t-test
Body cell mass (kg)*
 Baseline 24.5 ± 6.3 22.9 ± 4.5
 V1 (4 weeks HPN) 25.0 ± 6.0 23.7 ± 4.7
 V2 (8 weeks HPN) 25.4 ± 6.7 24.4 ± 5.4
Mean treatment difference (V2-BL) = − 0.01 kg, CI 95%: [− 1.33; 1.32], p = 0.9939, t-test
  1. *Missing values (test group): Nmiss(Baseline, V1) = 1; Nmiss(V2) = 3 Missing values (control group): Nmiss(Baseline) = 2; Nmiss(V1, V2) = 1