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Table 8 Comparison of oxidative stress markers levels between HIV infected patients with and without hypoalbuminemia

From: The effect of different combination therapies on oxidative stress markers in HIV infected patients in cameroon

  pre-HAART (n = 65) HAART (n = 85)
Albumin sub class (mol/l) <0.507 ≥ 0.507 <0.507 ≥ 0.507
n 35 (53.9%) 30 (25.9%) 63 (74.9%) 22 (25.9%)
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 23.87 ± 0.65 27.83 ± 1.15** 25.11 ± 0.96 25.54 ± 1.47
Albumin (mol/l) 0.35 ± 0.094 0.57 ± 0.05*** 0.33 ± 0.017 0.55 ± 0.018***
CD4 (lymphocytes/mm 3 ) 345.71 ± 59.58 582.25 ± 102.49** 258 ± 42.04 269.38 ± 45.38
Sulfhydryls (nmol/mg protein) 4.73 ± 1.49 5.07 ± 2.7 3.52 ± 1.59 4.24 ± 2.71
TBARS (μmol/l) 3.95 ± 0.56 4.72 ± 0.64** 6.79 ± 1.21 6.11 ± 1.75*
Carbonyls (nmol/mg protein) 0.95 ± 0.17 0.81 ± 0.16 0.82 ± 0.16 0.85 ± 0.18
  1. Significant differences (*P < 0.05; **P < 0.001; ***P < 0.0001) are by comparison with albumin Sub class <0.507 mol/l