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Table 1 Number of samples pretreatment, 6 months, 1 and 2 years post RT

From: Stimulated saliva composition in patients with cancer of the head and neck region

No of patients Number of samples No saliva collected
Pretreatment (n = 29) 29 0
6 months post RT (n = 29) 26 3
1 year post post RT (n = 29) 25 4
2 years post post RT (n = 28) 27 2
Total 107 9
  1. In some cases, the patient had no measurable saliva why no saliva could be collected. At 2 years post RT one patient was deceased. For 20 patients, saliva from all four time-points was available for total protein analysis and for 18 patients also for IgA analysis