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Table 2 Comparison of the lab test results between patients with acute and chronic poisonings

From: Acute versus chronic methotrexate poisoning; a cross-sectional study

  Acute (n = 13) Chronic (n = 14) P Total (n = 27)
Median [IQR] Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.8 [0.7, 1.1] 1.0 [0.9, 1.4] 0.048 1.0 [0.8, 1.1]
(min, max) (0.6, 1.2) (0.7, 2.1) (0.6, 2.1)
Median [IQR] BUN (mg/dL) 11 [10, 12] 21 [16, 35.7] < 0.001 15 [11, 22]
(min, max) [8, 15] (13, 80) [8, 80]
Mean Total bilirubin (SD) (mg/L) 0.9 ± 0.4 1.2 ± 0.7 0.304 1.04 ± 0.62
(min, max) (0.5, 1.7) (0.3, 2.9) (0.3, 2.9)
Median [IQR] Direct bilirubin (mg/L) 0.20 [0.12, 0.20] 0.20 [0.12, 0.55] 0.238 0.20 [0.20, 0.4]
(min, max) (0.1, 0.6) (0.1, 0.6) (0.1, 2.0)
Median [IQR] INR (IU) 1.0 [1.0, 1.1] 1.0 [0.9, 1.1] 0.272 1.0 [0.9, 1.1]
(min, max) (0.9, 1.2) (0.9, 2.0) (0.9, 2.0)
Mean (SD) WBC (/mm3) 8313 ± 3761 2050 ± 1251 < 0.001 5066 ± 4181
(min, max) (1480, 15200) (400, 4400) (400, 15,200)
Mean Hgb (SD) (mg/dL) 12.7 ± 2.1 9.1 ± 1.3 < 0.001 10.8 ± 2.5
(min, max) (9.0, 16.7) (6.5, 11.3) (6.5, 16.7)
Mean Platelet (SD) (/mm3) 253846 ± 56388 78500 ± 39868 < 0.001 162925± 101161
(min, max) (134000, 326000) (35000, 147000) (40000, 326000)
Mean PCo2 (SD) (mmHg) 39.6 ± 5.07 34.3 ± 8.56 0.093 37.1 ± 7.3
(min, max) (28.0, 46.7) (20.7, 45.0) (20.7, 46.7)
Mean HCo3 (SD) (mEq/L) 24.8 ± 4.3 23.8 ± 5.0 0.627 24.4 ± 4.5
(min, max) (19.3, 34.8) (16.0, 30.7) (16, 34)
Mean PTT (SD) (seconds) 31 ± 4 31 ± 6 0.077 30 ± 4.7
(min, max) (25, 38) (24, 40) (24, 39)
Mean Urine (SD) pH* 6.4 ± 1.2 6.2 ± 1.0 0.714 6.3 ± 1.0
(min, max) (5, 7.5) (5, 7.5) (5, 7.5)
  1. *Subject to missing data