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Table 5 Associations among the biomarkers at change from baseline to post treatment

From: Effects of acupuncture on nutritional state of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): re-analysis of COPD acupuncture trial, a randomized controlled trial

  Weight %IBW Hb Prealbumin Tf RBP
COHb − 0.48+ −0.48+ − 0.25 −0.13 − 0.62+ −0.27
Hs-CRP −0.30 −0.31 − 0.35 −0.41+ 0.02 −0.54+
TNF-α −0.44+ −0.44+ − 0.37 −0.44+ 0.11 −0.51+
IL-6 −0.35 −0.36 − 0.56+ −0.54+ 0.10 −0.42+
SAA −0.43+ −0.43+ − 0.55+ −0.44+ 0.13 −0.27
  1. Significant associations (p < 0.05) are Bold and denoted with cross
  2. COHb Carboxyhemoglobin, Hs-CRP High sensitivity C-reactive protein, TNF-α Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha, IL-6 Interleukin 6, SAA Serum Amyloid A, %IBW Percent Ideal Body Weight, Hb Hemoglobin, Tf Transferrin, RBP Retinol-Binding Protein