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Table 3 Fractional anisotropy (FA) values in newborns compared with final outcome after 1 year

From: Can diffusion tensor imaging predict cerebral palsy in term neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy?

Outcome at 1 yearFA values of the newborns at first examination
Centrum semiovalePLICGenu of CCSplenium of CCOWMOptic radiation
RightLeftRightLeft
Normal outcome (17)0.27 ± 0.020.28 ± 0.030.45 ± 0.020.46 ± .020.54 ± 0.020.56 ± 0.020.23 ± 0.010.30 ± 0.01
Cerebral palsy (16)0.18 ± 0.040.20 ± 0.040.35–0.030.36 ± 0.040.45 ± 0.080.46 ± 0.090.22 ± 0.040.29 ± 0.04
Test of significance, p valueZ(MW) = 4.304, p = 0.000*Z(MW) = 4.022, p = 0.000*Z(MW) = 4.862, p = 0.000*Z(MW) = 4.378, p = 0.000*Z(MW) = 2.937, p = 0.003*Z(MW) = 3.112, p = 0.002*Z(MW) = 0.605, p = 0.576 NSZ(MW) = 0.805, p = 0.455 NS
  1. Data are expressed as mean (SD), Mann-Whitney U test
  2. CC corpus callosum, FA fractional anisotropy, OWM occipital white matter, PLIC posterior limb of internal capsule, NS statistically not significant (p > 0.05)
  3. *Statistically significant (p < 0.05)