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Table 3 Measures of baseline severity and surgical outcomes of the two groups

From: The efficacy of local continuous chemotherapy and postural drainage in combination with one-stage posterior surgery for the treatment of lumbar spinal tuberculosis

Measure Group A Group B
ODI, %   
 Preoperative 58.2 ± 14.1 54.2 ± 12.1
 6 weeks postoperative 20.3 ± 4.2* 20.8 ± 3.9*
 16 weeks postoperative 2.2 ± 0.4** 1.8 ± 0.3**
VAS   
 Preoperative 6.1 ± 1.2 6.2 ± 1.1
 6 weeks postoperative 2.5 ± 1.1* 2.4 ± 1.2*
 16 weeks postoperative 0.7 ± 0.4** 0.7 ± 0.5**
CRP (mg/L)   
 Preoperative 19.2 ± 5.1 18.7 ± 5.2
 6 weeks postoperative*** 9.0 ± 1.9* 7.1 ± 1.9*
 16 weeks postoperative 3.1 ± 0.5** 2.7 ± 0.5**
ESR (mm/h)   
 Preoperative 39.6 ± 9.9 39.1 ± 9.8
 6 weeks postoperative*** 24.6 ± 1.5* 16.3 ± 1.1*
 16 weeks postoperative 10.1 ± 1.0** 9.3 ± 1.1**
  1. ODI Oswestry Disability Index, VAS visual analog scale, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CRP C-reactive protein
  2. * P < 0.05 vs. preoperative
  3. ** P < 0.05 vs. 6 weeks postoperative
  4. *** P < 0.05, group A vs. group B