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Table 3 Comparison of patients’ clinical characteristics in the complete and partial neurological deficit recovery groups

From: Surgical decompression improves recovery from neurological deficit and may provide a survival benefit in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma-associated spinal cord compression: a case-series study

Characteristics Complete neurological deficit recovery (n = 7) Partial neurologic deficit recovery (n = 4) P value
Age (years) 49.1 ± 7.5 55.8 ± 2.4 0.648a
Gender    0.491b
 Male 1 (14.3%) 2 (50.0%)  
 Female 6 (85.7%) 2 (50.0%)  
Time from symptoms and signs to treatment (days) 5.0 ± 1.8 13.3 ± 6.3 0.164a
Performance status (ECOG)    0.491b
  < 2 2 (28.6%) 0 (0.0%)  
 ≥2 5 (71.4%) 4 (100.0%)  
Lactate dehydrogenase (IU/l) 297.9 ± 32.6 286.3 ± 36.2 0.788a
Extra-nodal involvement >1 site    0.545b
 Yes 3 (42.9%) 3 (75.0%)  
 No 4 (57.1%) 1 (25.0%)  
Stage    1.000b
 1 3 (42.9%) 1 (25.0%)  
 4 4 (57.1%) 3 (75.0%)  
International Prognostic Index score    1.000b
 Low/low-intermediate 3 (42.9%) 1 (25.0%)  
 High/high-intermediate 4 (57.1%) 3 (75.0%)  
Overall survival (months) 43.8 ± 12.5 19.1 ± 4.1 0.412a
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard error of the mean or number (percentage). ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. aMann–Whitney U test. bFisher’s exact test.