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Table 1 Comparison of baseline characteristics of gluteus medius and descending trapezius myofascial trigger point (MTrP) groups

From: Evaluation of mitochondrial function in chronic myofascial trigger points - a prospective cohort pilot study using high-resolution respirometry

Parameter Gluteus Medius MTrP (n = 10) Descending Trapezius MTrP (n = 10)
Age (y) 38.7 ± 5.1 (21–42) 37.6 ± 6.2 (31–45)
Pain intensity NRS 6.8 ± 1.2 6.2 ± 1.5
Weight (kg) 81.2 ± 17.5 86.2 ± 12.8
Height (m) 1.8 ± 0.08 1.8 ± 0.06
Smoker, n (%) 7 (70%) 6 (60%)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 26.1 ± 3.6 24.9 ± 4.2
Physical activities/sports (minutes/week) 216 ± 154.8 185 ± 90.6
Laboratory tests
 C-reactive protein (mg.dl−1) 0.11 ± 0.12 0.15 ± 0.25
 Creatine kinase (U.l− 1) 222.5 ± 161.3 204.6 ± 128.5
 Lactate dehydrogenase (U.l− 1) 182.1 ± 26.9 186.3 ± 38.0
 Prothrombin time (%) 101.9% ± 11.7 107.1 ± 11.9
  1. Values are mean ± SD; NRS Numeric Rating Scale