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Table 3 Oxidative stress biomarkers in healthy controls and patients, both pre- and post radiotherapy

From: Pre-radiotherapy plasma carotenoids and markers of oxidative stress are associated with survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients: a prospective study

Oxidative stress biomarkersa Controls Patients
   Pre-radiotherapyb Post-radiotherapyc
d-ROMS (CarrU) 155.9 219.6d 249.8d
GGT (U/L) n.a. 38.9 59.4e
8-iso PGF
(pg/mL)
n.a. 28.1 30.9e
DHAA/TAA 0.085 0.089 0.116
  1. aMean values
  2. bPre-radiotherapy levels are compared with healthy controls after adjusting for age and BMI
  3. cPre- and post- radiotherapy levels are compared
  4. dp < 0.001, ep < 0.05
  5. n.a. = not available