Table 3

Ghrelin Results: Individual and Mean Ghrelin Levels at Baseline and FU

Patient #Initial Ghrelin Level, pg/mlGhrelin Level, pg/ml
At 1-Month FUAt 3-Month FUAt 6-Month FUAt 12-Month FU
1460313301326351
2486326324411N/A
3446380316389330
4501342300389410
5478342326391381
Mean471 ± 21341 ± 20314 ± 13381 ± 32368 ± 35
p Values0.00150.00020.00420.0055

Values are mean ± SD. p Values were calculated by the paired t test; p values at 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-up calculated by the Wilcoxon signed rank test are 0.043, 0.043, 0.043, and 0.068, respectively.

FU = follow-up; N/A = not available.