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Table 12 The relation between HGF concentration and the carotid plaque burden measured by PS

From: Paradoxical role of hepatocyte growth factor in ischemic stroke: stroke risk/stroke recovery

  Carotid plaque burden (plaque score) (PS) K test (P value)
No plaques (score 0) Mild (score 1–5) Moderate (score 5.1 10) Severe (score > 10)
HGFconc. (ng/ml)
 X ± SD 0.42 ± 0.11 0.45 ± 0.16 0.67 ± 0.06 0.76 ± 0.04 63.2
 Range 0.15–70 0.17–0.60 0.61–0.80 0.71–0.85 (< 0.001)*
  1. X mean, SD standard deviation, K Kruskal–Wallis test, *highly significant, HGF hepatocyte growth factor, PS plaque score