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Table 5 Serum levels of ET and NO at six-time points (\(\overline{x}\) ± SD) (μml/l)

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

  MLPN group (n = 37) Control group (n = 37) P
  ET NO ET NO P1 P2
T0 5.51 ± 0.25 29.21 ± 2.67 5.45 ± 0.32 28.92 ± 3.85 0.428 0.701
T1 5.16 ± 0.44*** 37.78 ± 2.75*** 5.37 ± 0.45 29.43 ± 3.55 0.047 0.000
T2 5.10 ± 0.60*** 39.13 ± 3.24*** 5.19 ± 0.27** 38.57 ± 3.49*** 0.456 0.473
T3 4.92 ± 0.30*** 39.71 ± 3.05*** 4.99 ± 0.35*** 39.18 ± 3.30*** 0.346 0.473
T4 4.87 ± 0.27*** 41.03 ± 3.71*** 4.92 ± 0.36*** 40.87 ± 3.53*** 0.539 0.848
T5 4.80 ± 0.34*** 40.92 ± 3.28*** 4.84 ± 0.59*** 40.04 ± 2.88*** 0.670 0.222
  1. **Significant changes compared to T0 (P < 0.01), ***Significant changes compared to T0 (P < 0.001)
  2. MLPN: moxibustion at Laogong interval with panax notoginseng; ET: endothelin; NO: nitric oxide