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Table 2 Urinary aMT6s and cortisol excretion

From: Melatonin and cortisol exhibit different circadian rhythm profiles during septic shock depending on timing of onset: a prospective observational study

  Group A Group B
Entry (septic shock) mean (SD) Exit (recovery phase) mean (SD) Entry mean (SD) Septic shock mean (SD) Exit (recovery phase) mean (SD)
aMT6s mean (ng/4 h) 1204.9 (873.7) 1264.4 (983.8) 895.4 (715.5) 2492.2*$ (1709.1) 1308.6 (1214.4)
aMT6s ampl (ng/4 h) 437.2* (309.2) 675.1 (657.6) 293.1 (275.9) 794.8*$ (431.8) 954.5 (943.1)
aMT6s peak time (h) 11:00* p.m. 09:00 a.m. 06:00 a.m. 10:00*$ p.m. 07:00 a.m.
Cortisol mean (ng/4 h) 23.8 (48.7) 20.7 (43.6) 30 (57.9) 10*$ (5.3) 14.4 (20.7)
Cortisol ampl (ng/4 h) 13.3* (31) 8.7 (21.2) 12.3 (27.3) 3*$ (1.8) 6.6 (8.7)
Cortisol peak time (h) 01:00* a.m. 10:00 a.m. 01:00 a.m. 06:00*$ p.m. 06:00 a.m.
  1. ampl amplitude (difference between peak and mean values)
  2. * Statistically significant (p < 0.05) for comparisons between septic shock and exit
  3. $Statistically significant (p < 0.05) for comparisons between septic shock and entry