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Table 3 Comparison between patients receiving enzyme inducers and enzyme inhibitors regarding laboratory markers of bone health

From: Evaluation of bone health among epileptic patients using biochemical markers and DEXA scan: an Egyptian study

Serum level Patients receiving enzyme inducers (n = 20) Patients receiving enzyme inhibitors (n = 9) ρ value
Calcium (mg/dl) Mean ± SD 8.4 ± 0.5 8.9 ± 0.5 0.02*
Range 7.5–9.2 8.0–9.5
Phosphorus (mg/dl) Mean ± SD 3.1 ± 0.3 4.0 ± 0.6 0.002**
Range 2.7–3.9 3.0–4.8
ALP (ug/ml) Mean ± SD 177.8 ± 43.2 150.3 ± 42.5 0.123
Range 108.5–246.2 102.6–214.6
Parathormone (pg/ml) Mean ± SD 87.0 ± 30.0 79.1 ± 23.6 0.493
Range 36.4–128.5 45.8–114.2
Vitamin D (ng/ml) Mean ± SD 18.7 ± 6.1 27.9 ± 6.2 0.0001**
Range 10.2–29.2 14.5–32.5
  1. ALP alkaline phosphatase
  2. Ρ value > 0.05 = non-significant; *ρ value < 0.05 = significant; **ρ value < 0.01 highly significant