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Table 4 The changing of antioxidative enzymes levels (ΔAOE) after 4 weeks of treatment (AOE at week 4 - AOE at baseline)

From: A double-blinded randomized controlled trial of silymarin for the prevention of antituberculosis drug-induced liver injury

  ΔAOE after 4 weeks of treatment
  Silymarin Placebo p-value
SODa (%) −0.20 (−4.0, 6.4) −4.41 (−6.0, 1.8) 0.027
Glutathionea (ng/ul) −0.09 (−0.3, 0.0) −011 (−0.2, 0.0) 0.83
MDAa (nmol/L) −0.14 (−13.5, 17.1) −9.74 (−23.8, 6.0) 0.22
  1. AOE, Antioxidative enzymes; SOD, superoxide; MDA, malondialdehyde
  2. aΔAOE reported as median (interquartile range)