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Table 4 DBA and BFBA in six-time points (\(\overline{x}\) ± SD)

From: A clinical randomized controlled trial: moxibustion at Laogong interval with Panax notoginseng promoted the maturation of arteriovenous fistulae

   MLPN group (n = 15) Control group (n = 15) t P
T0 DBA, mm 5.57 ± 0.75 5.61 ± 0.32 0.160 0.874
BFBA, ml/min 439.13 ± 56.57 413.93 ± 51.32 1.278 0.212
T1 DBA, mm 6.30 ± 0.29*** 5.77 ± 0.36*** 4.391 0.000
BFBA, ml/min 678.67 ± 45.31*** 629.20 ± 54.99*** 2.689 0.012
T2 DBA, mm 6.83 ± 0.43*** 6.62 ± 0.57*** 1.192 0.243
BFBA, ml/min 805.13 ± 75.33*** 764.20 ± 47.43*** 1.781 0.086
T3 DBA, mm 6.97 ± 0.27*** 6.82 ± 0.53*** 0.967 0.342
BFBA, ml/min 904.87 ± 48.15*** 870.27 ± 65.42*** 1.650 0.110
T4 DBA, mm 7.36 ± 0.31*** 7.15 ± 0.40*** 1.600 0.121
BFBA, ml/min 1048.70 ± 61.62*** 942.24 ± 63.79*** 4.651 0.000
T5 DBA, mm 7.93 ± 0.34*** 7.76 ± 0.45*** 1.162 0.255
BFBA, ml/min 972.84 ± 91.38*** 971.89 ± 63.73*** 0.033 0.974
  1. ***Significant changes compared to T0 (P < 0.001)
  2. MLPN: moxibustion at Laogong interval with Panax notoginseng; DBA: diameter of arteria brachialis; BFBA: blood flow of arteria brachialis