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Table 4 Biochemical parameters (mean ± SD) in blood at baseline and post-treatment

From: Effects of periodontal treatment on the medical status of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study

  Baseline Post-Treatment P Value
Total protein (g/dl) 7.0 ± 0.7 7.2 ± 0.4 0.624
Albumin (g/dl) 4.3 ± 0.3 4.4 ± 0.3 0.552
Bilirubin (mg/dl) 0.7 ± 0.3 0.7 ± 0.3 0.681
AST (U/l) 23.3 ± 5.5 21.2 ± 4.0 0.165
ALT (U/l) 29.0 ± 11.8 23.2 ± 6.3 0.061
ALP (U/l) 163.0 ± 61.8 192.6 ± 62.3 0.051
LDH (U/l) 300 ± 113 215 ± 104 0.060
GGT (U/l) 33.4 ± 19.6 25.4 ± 9.7 0.025*
Urea nitrogen (mg/dl) 16.5 ± 4.5 14.8 ± 3.1 0.424
Creatinine (mg/dl) 0.90 ± 0.20 0.81 ± 0.10 0.053
Uric acid (mg/dl) 4.78 ± 0.90 4.81 ± 1.20 0.723
IgG (mg/dl) 1303 ± 290 1231 ± 223 0.919
IgM (mg/dl) 104 ± 38 109 ± 36 0.610
IgA (mg/dl) 337 ± 72 328 ± 88 0.859
IgD (mg/dl) 1.47 ± 1.51 1.71 ± 2.16 0.892
LDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 113.7 ± 24.0 108.2 ± 19.3 0.814
HDL cholesterol (mg/dl) 48.9 ± 10.0 51.8 ± 16.9 0.089
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 97.1 ± 51.3 103.7 ± 58.1 0.695
TNF-α (pg/ml) 4.89 ± 4.98 3.24 ± 2.43 0.026*
hs-CRP (μg/ml) 1.30 ± 3.33 1.21 ± 3.27 0.021*
  1. *Significant at P ≤ 0.05