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Table 1 Results of serum calcium, phosphate and ALP values after BMX

From: The biochemical and histological analysis of subcutaneous calcitonin and intramedullary methylprednisolone on bone repair after bone marrow ablation: an experimental comparative study in rats

  Days after BMX  
1 (n = 5) 3 (n = 5) 7 (n = 5) 9 (n = 5) 15 (n = 4) p (ANOVA)
Blood Calcium level (mg/dl)
 Control group 9.65 ± 1.22 9.47 ± 2.35 12.43 ± 1.69a 9.85 ± 1.88 9.66 ± 1.89 NS
 Calcitonin group 9.23 ± 1.47 9.80 ± 1.61 11.29 ± 0.93 a 9.75 ± 1.17 9.37 ± 1.22 NS
 Steroid group 9.59 ± 1.33 9.33 ± 0.46 8.96 ± 1.48 9.36 ± 0.71 10.01 ± 2.58 NS
Blood Phosphate level (mg/dl)
 Control group 5.13 ± 1.75 7.96 ± 0.30 b 6.39 ± 1.24 10.33 ± 2.89 b 4.36 ± 1.52 .016
 Calcitonin group 4.37 ± 0.97 8.98 ± 1.55 b 7.83 ± 1.67 9.39 ± 1.46 a 5.30 ± 1.15 .042
 Steroid group 5.04 ± 1.56 4.74 ± 0.81 4.93 ± 1.64 5.25 ± 0.96 6.65 ± 1.48 NS
Blood ALP level (IU/L)
 Control group 172.3 ±. 11.0 191.7 ± 41.4 a 206.7 ± 16.0 a 164.5 ± 21.8 154.3 ± 33.0 .038
 Calcitonin group 128.3 ± 14.7 218.0 ± 86.9 a 267.3 ± 29.5 a 256.7 ± 45.5 a 176.0 ± 71.6 .004
 Steroid group 157.0 ± 24.7 115.3 ± 27.3 120.8 ± 32.5 133.3 ± 5.6 200.2 ± 64.3 .009
  1. All values are expressed as mean ± S.D. ALP: alkaline phosphatase
  2. a p < 0.05, b p < 0.01, significantly different from steroid group