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Table 5 Average axial ratios of the groups and significant differences between the groups

From: Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is accompanied by significant morphological and ultrastructural changes in both erythrocytes and in thrombin-generated fibrin: implications for diagnostics

  Healthy individuals (no products added) (N = 25) Untreated Diabetes (DIAB) (N = 69) Diabetes with Deferasirox (DFX) (N = 69) Diabetes with Deferoxamine (DFO) (N = 69)
Average age and ± SD 55 ± 11 59 ± 11
Cells analysed ( N) 3265 4365 4271 4369
Axial ratio average and ± SD 1.14 ± 0.15 1.25 ± 0.27 1.24 ± 0.26 1.27 ± 0.27
SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GROUPS (p-values shown)
Healthy/Diab Diab/DFX Diab/DFO DFX/DFO Healthy/DFX Healthy/DFO
1.1E-56 4.7E-02 2.6E-04 2.6E-04 2.9E-83 2.0E-02
  1. Data provided for healthy individuals compared with untreated diabetes, diabetes treated with deferasirox (DFX) and deferoxamine (DFO). Untreated diabetes results were also compared (comparison done on a paired basis) with diabetes treated with DFX and DFO.