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Table 6 Within (columns) and inter-groups (lines) comparisons of erythrocytes sedimentation rate (ESR) C-reactive protein (CRP) in blood of patients completed all testes

From: Efficacy and safety of curcumin and its combination with boswellic acid in osteoarthritis: a comparative, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

   Curamin
n = 66
mean ± SD
Placebo
n = 54
mean ± SD
Curamed
n = 57
mean ± SD
Intergroup comparison, interval of confidence or difference in rank sum$ and p values
Curamin vs placebo Curamed vs placebo
ESR, mm/h
Reference range:
2–20 mm/h
Baseline
Visit 1
9.55 ± 0.40 8.24 ± 0.38 8.09 ± 0.40 −0.007 to 2.44
p > 0.05
−1.12 to 1.33
p > 0.05
Visit 3 12.30 ± 0.66** 13.22 ± 0.77** 12.21 ± 0.78** −3.9 to 1.31
p > 0.05
−0.76 to 4.47
p > 0.05
Change from baseline −2.75 ± 0.77 −4.98 ± 0.85 −4.12 ± 0.88 16.63$
p > 0.05
−7.09$
p > 0.05
CRP, mg/L
Reference range:
< 5 mg/L
Baseline 2.92 ± 0.13 2.52 ± 0.11 2.61 ± 0.10 −0.022 to 0.73
p > 0.05
−0.46 to 0.30
p > 0.05
Visit 3 3.70 ± 0.30* 3.90 ± 0.29** 3.88 ± 0.33*** −4.979$
p > 0.05
11.55$
p > 0.05
Change from baseline −0.787 ± 0.33 −1.376 ± 0.31 −1.274 ± 0.35 18.28$
p > 0.05
−8.67$
p > 0.05
  1. ** - p < 0.01 vs baseline, ***p < 0.001 vs baseline, * -p < 0.05 vs baseline, p > 0.05 - not significant
  2. $ - Non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis test with post Dunn's Multiple Comparison Test