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Table 1 Distribution of selected characteristics in acute pancreatitis patients and healthy Control group

From: TPH1 gene polymorphism rs211105 is associated with serotonin and tryptophan hydroxylase 1 concentrations in acute pancreatitis patients

Characteristic Controls AP p
n = 91 n = 107
Age (years) 44.2 (±10.2) 52.4 (±13.3) 0.5
Body mass (kg) 70.1 (±12.3) 75.6 (±11.8) 0.6
Amylase activity in serum (IU/L) 79.2. (±24.7) 1647.5 (±636.5) < 0.001
Lipase (IU/L) 114.7 (±40.4) 1446.7 (±814.6) < 0.001
Bilirubin (mg/dL) 0.6 (±0.21) 1.9 (±0.87) 0.05
Glucose (mg/dL) 90.2 (±8.4.) 127.4 (±33.9) 0.05
AST (IU/L) 37.2 (±6.4) 155.2 (±71.6) < 0.001
ALT (IU/L) 26.2 (±2.1) 155.7 (±30.2) < 0.001
CRP (mg/dL) 0.31 (±0.6) 4.4 (±1.4) < 0.001
Female (%) 27.4 17.7  
APACHE II scale N.a. 4.4 (±1.4)  
  1. p-values were determined by Tukey’s test