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Table 3 Comparison of the inflammatory biomarkers and plasma D-dimer levels between complicated appendicitis and simple appendicitis

From: Incidence of postsurgical pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis: a single-center retrospective observational study

VariableComplicated (n = 30)Simple (n = 47)P value
Temperature (°C)37.2 (36.7–38.3)37.1 (36.7–37.7)0.32
WBC (102/μl)12,700 (10,300–15,650)12,600 (9500–14,500)0.59
CRP (mg/dl)9.4 (4.0–18.4)1.0 (0.4–2.4)< 0.001*
Pre D-dimer (μg/ml)1.15 (0.58–2.65)0.40 (0.13–0.70)< 0.001*
Post D-dimer (μg/ml)3.45 (1.75–6.10)0.50 (0.30–1.30)< 0.001*
  1. WBC white blood cell count, CRP C reactive protein, Pre D-dimer plasma D-dimer level examined preoperatively, Post D-dimer plasma D-dimer level examined postoperatively within 24 h
  2. Continuous data are presented as median (25th to 75th percentile)
  3. P values were calculated using the Mann-Whitney U test
  4. *P < 0.05