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Table 7 Laboratory predictors of outcome in the studied subjects

From: Predictive factors of epilepsy outcome in a sample of Egyptian pre-elderly and elderly population

Variables Good outcome Poor outcome P value
Hemoglobin (mean) gm/dl 12.56 ± 1.65 12.08 ± 1.82 0.211
Platelets (mean) × 109/L 328.05 ± 91.53 328.83 ± 97.40 0.972
Na (mean) mEq/L 139.74 ± 2.85 139.13 ± 4.16 0.423
K (mean) mEq/L 4.05 ± 0.40 4.07 ± 0.43 0.845
Ca (mean) mEq/L 9.96 ± 0.59 9.46 ± 1.19 0.010*
Mg (mean) mEq/L 2.04 ± 0.14 1.97 ± 0.21 0.046*
ALT (mean) IU/L 23.33 ± 21.63 30.78 ± 19.03 0.140
AST (mean) IU/L 25.86 ± 27.60 40.00 ± 53.36 0.093
Random blood sugar (mean) mg/dl 126.30 ± 43.93 133.39 ± 48.53 0.509
Creatinine (mean) mg/dl 0.94 ± 0.27 0.93 ± 0.34 0.820
BUN (mean) mg/dl 35.14 ± 12.78 31.57 ± 13.14 0.245
  1. Na sodium, K potassium, Ca calcium, Mg magnesium, ALT alanine transferase, AST aspartate transferase, BUN blood urea nitrogen