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Table 1 Clinical parameters of patients presenting with gall stones (HIV negative vs HIV positive)

From: Hepatic expression of cholesterol regulating genes favour increased circulating low-density lipoprotein in HIV infected patients with gallstone disease: a preliminary study

  Control n = 5; Mean ± SD HIV n = 5; Mean ± SD P-value
Age (years) 30 ± 5.41 40 ± 6.19 0.027
BMI (kg/m2) 34.06 ± 5.98 32.63 ± 10.84 0.81 (ns)
Total Cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.64 ± 1.11 4.88 ± 0.988 0.099 (ns)
Triglycerides (mmol/L) 0.76 ± 0.389 0.90 ± 0.49 0.65 (ns)
HDL (mmol/L) 1.19 ± 0.28 1.33 ± 0.58 0.65 (ns)
LDL (mmol/L) 2.10 ± 0.74 3.16 ± 0.64 0.04
CD4 count (cells/μl) n/a 460 ± 125  
ART duration (years) n/a 4 ± 2.6  
  1. *ns no significance
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