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Table 3 Real-time RT-PCR results in groups with/without preoperative RT and with/without postoperative cervical WHDs

From: An expression analysis of markers of radiation-induced skin fibrosis and angiogenesis in wound healing disorders of the head and neck

Gen Median expression per GAPDH Median expression per GAPDH
  RT No RT   WHD No WHD  
  N (%) N (%) p Value N (%) N (%) p Value
α-Procollagen 9.1 E-01 2.1 E-01 0.002* 7.4 E-01 2.5 E-01 0.067
  18 (36.7) 31 (63.3)   15 (40.5) 22 (59.5)  
TGF-β1 2.3 E-03 1.1 E-03 0.012* 1.2 E-03 2.1 E-03 0.245
  18 (38.3) 29 (61.7)   15 (40.5) 22 (59.5)  
vWF 4.3 E-02 1.5 E-01 0.005* 7.8 E-02 1.6 E-01 0.080
  9 (20.5) 35 (79.5)   10 (35.7) 18 (64.3)  
  1. Abbreviations: WHD wound healing disorder, RT radiation therapy, RT-PCR reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction
  2. Data in parentheses are percentages, unless noted otherwise; *statistically significant difference at α=0.0