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Table 2 The detailed characteristics of platelet count and D-dimer content during the first two-cycle treatment

From: Effects of reduced platelet count on the prognosis for patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with EGFR-TKI: a retrospective study

Values N Before Treatment After Treatment Statistic(Z) P-value
Platelet count 52     
Median   230 211 −2.222 0.026
Quartiles   172-281.8 159.75-236.5   
Decrease group 33     
Median   248 211 −5.012 0.000
Quartiles   192-335 159-233.5   
Increase group 19     
Median   172 211 −3.726 0.000
Quartiles   133-225 159-276   
D-dimer content 52     
Median   0.94 0.725 −2.687 0.007
Quartiles   0.53-2.72 0.31-1.415   
Decrease group 37     
Median   1.48 0.42 −5.303 0.000
Quartiles   0.53-3.24 0.245-1.145   
Increase group 15     
Median   0.88 1.22 −3.408 0.001
1Quartiles   0.47-0.95 1.00-2.09   
  1. In our laboratory, 125-350(*109/L) is adopted as the cut-off value for normal platelet; < 0.5 μg/ml is used as the cut-off value for normal D-dimer
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