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Table 5 Comparison of IL-1, IL-6, and TNF-α levels between the 2 groups before and after treatment

From: Sodium hyaluronate combined with rhEGF contributes to alleviate clinical symptoms and Inflammation in patients with Xerophthalmia after cataract surgery

Group IL-1 (ng/mL) IL-6 (ng/mL) TNF-α (ng/mL)
Before treatment After treatment Before treatment After treatment Before treatment After treatment
Monotherapy group (n = 50) 47.28 ± 8.25 31.45 ± 5.08* 45.37 ± 6.38 29.73 ± 5.04* 53.26 ± 9.06 33.79 ± 6.58*
Combination group (n = 56) 49.53 ± 8.32 23.74 ± 5.21* 44.56 ± 6.12 20.55 ± 4.82* 54.57 ± 8.85 25.38 ± 6.14*
t 1.395 7.696 0.667 9.580 0.752 6.806
P value 0.166 < 0.001 0.506 < 0.001 0.454 < 0.001
  1. *P < 0.05 compared with those before treatment