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Table 2 Treatment outcome

From: Randomized controlled trial of live lactobacillus acidophilus plus bifidobacterium bifidum in prophylaxis of diarrhea during radiotherapy in cervical cancer patients

Characteristics Placebo group
n = 31
no. (%)
Study group
n = 32
no. (%)
p-value
Median overall treatment time (days) 51 48 0.05§
Median weight change from the beginning to the last treatment (kg) -2.5 -2.4 0.66§
Diarrhea    0.002Θ
   Grade I 17 (55) 29 (91)  
   Grade II, III 14 (45) 3 (9)  
Anti diarrhea drug used    0.03
   No 21(68) 29(91)  
   Yes 10(32) 3(9)  
Stool    <0.001Θ
   Soft, Form 11(35) 26 (81)  
   Loose 20 (65) 6 (19)  
White blood cell in stool    0.08
   No 24 (77) 30 (94)  
   Yes 7 (23) 2 (6)  
Red blood cell in stool    0.11
   No 28 (90) 32(100)  
   Yes 3 (10) 0(0)  
  1. Tests: Fisher's exact test; § Mann-Whitney; Θ Chi-Square.