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Table 3 Comparison of time to pleural effusion relief of matrine combined with other medications and other medications alone

From: Thoracic perfusion of matrine as an adjuvant treatment improves the control of the malignant pleural effusions

  Matrine combined with other medications (months) Other medications alone (months) T-value 95 % CI p value
Yunfang et al. [15] 16.4 8.2 T = 4.025 1.862 to 10.14 0.015
Daiju and Xiaodong [19] 15.98 10.06
df = 3
Liangfa et al. [11] 12.00 7.00
Mean ± SD 14.33 ± 1.20 8.33 ± 0.88    
  1. 95 % CI 95 % confidence interval, SD standard deviation