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Table 4 Patient characteristics and seroconversion of HIT Ab

From: Clinical relevance of heparin-PF4 complex antibody in DVT after total joint replacement

Characteristics HIT Ab(-)
n = 68
HIT Ab(+)
n = 36
p-value
Age (years), mean (SD) 68.5 ± 11.8 66.9 ± 12.3 0.50
Gender (male/female) 13/55 4/32 0.29
BMI (Kg/m2), mean (SD) 24.62 ± 4.31 25.71 ± 4.42 0.29
Metabolic diseases, n(%) 30(44.1%) 13(36.1%) 0.43
   Hypertension    
   Diabetes    
   Hyperlipidemia    
History of thrombosis - 1(2.8%) -
TKA/THA 27/41 17/19 0.46
Primary disease 14/54 4/32 0.19
(RA/OA)    
  1. HIT Ab, Anti-heparin platelet factor-4 antibody SD, standard deviation;
  2. BMI, body mass index; TKA, total knee arthroplasty; THA, total hip arthroplasty;
  3. RA, rheumatoid arthritis; OA, osteoarthritis.