Table 1

Baseline Characteristics of Patients
Variables Responder group (n=41) Nonresponder group (n=17) P value
Age, year 36.4 ± 14.9 42.3 ± 16.9 0.203
Gender (male/female) 13/28 7/10 0.490
Previous response to steroids (response/resistance) 21/20 5/12 0.128
Disease duration, months 35.9 ± 34.1 30.9 ± 31.4 0.851
Preoperative platelet count (×109/L) 29.9 ± 28.4 18.0 ± 10.4 0.090
Postoperative peak platelet count (×109/L) 439.9 ± 171.0 201.1 ± 132.6 <0.001
Follow-up, months 34.4 ± 13.4 35.3 ± 13.9 0.824

Zheng et al.

Zheng et al. Journal of Translational Medicine 2012 10:208   doi:10.1186/1479-5876-10-208

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