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Table 2 C-reactive protein (CRP), pentraxin 3 (PTX3), and procalcitonin (PCT) concentrations in children immediately after surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass and on postoperative days 1, 2, and 3

From: Postoperative kinetics of pentraxin 3 (PTX3) after congenital heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass in pediatric patients

Parameter Day of observation Number of observations Mean; median (SD; range) p-value
C-reactive protein (mg/l) Operation (POD 0) 5 0.11; 0.1 (0.09; 0.03-0.26) <0.001
POD 1 21 3.1; 2.8 (1.35; 0.63-5.6)
POD 2 21 6.9; 6.5 (3.8; 1-19.2)
POD 3 12 6.22; 5.2 (5.3; 1.1-19.2)
Pentraxin 3 (ng/ml) Operation (POD 0) 21 12.3; 8.5 (10.2; 1.6-43.8) <0.001
POD 1 21 72.4; 55.2 (57.4; 13-193.4)
POD 2 21 23.6; 14 (24.1; 3.6-97)
POD 3 20 11.6; 11 (6.7; 3.3-26.5)
Procalcitonin (ng/ml) Operation (POD 0) 16 0.06; 0.03 (0.02; 0.02-0.53) <0.001
POD 1 20 4.3; 1.5 (7.9; 0.2-33.3)
POD 2 21 4.1; 1.2 (10.1; 0.1-45.9)
POD 3 21 2; 0.6 (5; 0.02-23.1)
  1. SD standard deviation, POD postoperative day