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Table 13 The relation between HGF concentration and stroke severity assessed by NIHSS

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

  NIHSS
Minor impairment N = 26 Moderate impairment N = 26 Moderate-to–severe impairment N = 28 Severe impairment N = 20 K test (P value)
HGFconc. (ng/ml)
 X ± SD 0.52 ± 0.19 0.52 ± 0.16 0.52 ± 0.18 0.49 ± 0.18 0.31
 Range 0.20–0.80 0.17–0.77 0.15–0.83 0.21–0.85 (0.96)
  1. X mean, SD standard deviation, K Kruskal–Wallis test, HGF hepatocyte growth factor, NIHSS National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale