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Table 4 Serum CRP levels between the two groups on days 1, 3, 5, and 7

From: Change of serum prealbumin levels and serum protein markers between egg white powder and casein protein additives in standard enteral feeding formulas in critically ill patients with acute respiratory failure

Day Casein protein group (n = 17) Egg white powder group (n = 17) p value (between groups)
Biochemical values p value (compared to day 1) Biochemical values p value (compared to day 1)
CRP (mg %)
Day 1 7.2 ± 1.4   7.3 ± 1.3   0.96
Day 3 5.2 ± 0.9a 0.03 5.6 ± 1.1 0.16 0.74
Day 5 6.0 ± 1.5 0.40 5.0 ± 1.1 0.08 0.61
Day 7 6.6 ± 1.6 0.66 3.5 ± 0.7a 0.01 0.09
  1. All data are expressed as mean ± SEM; repeated-measures ANOVA model was applied
  2. aSignificantly different from day 1 within the group comparison (p value <0.05)