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Table 4 Comparison between patients with favorable and unfavorable outcomes regarding the studied ratios at the various studied sites

From: Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy in evaluation of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in pediatric age group

  Outcome    
Favorable
N = 10
Unfavorable
N = 20
T P value
Basal ganglia      
 lac/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 0.26 ± .09 2.29 ± .82 10.96  < 0.001*
 NAA/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 1.02 ± .07 0.62 ± .11 10.92  < 0.001*
 NAA/CHO ratio Mean ± SD 0.37 ± .03 0.2 ± .05 9.64  < 0.001*
 CHO/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 2.90 ± .31 3.09 ± .25 1.82 0.079
Thalamus      
 Lac/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 0.26 ± .08 2.51 ± .92 7.64  < 0.001*
 NAA/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 1.03 ± .06 0.62 ± .10 13.56  < 0.001*
 NAA/CHO ratio Mean ± SD 0.35 ± .06 0.21 ± .05 7.26  < 0.001*
 CHO/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 2.91 ± .28 3.07 ± .27 1.45 0.158
Frontal WM      
 Lac/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 0.27 ± .12 2.47 ± .82 11.75  < 0.001*
 NAA/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 1.07 ± .04 0.61 ± .07 19.08  < 0.001*
 NAA/CHO ratio Mean ± SD 0.39 ± .04 0.21 ± .06 8.54  < 0.001*
 CHO/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 2.90 ± .28 3.02 ± .20 1.41 0.169
Occipital WM      
 Lac/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 0.29 ± .08 2.54 ± .93 10.80  < 0.001*
 NAA/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 1.04 ± .09 0.55 ± .14 10.0  < 0.001*
 NAA/CHO ratio Mean ± SD 0.37 ± .04 0.21 ± .06 9.25  < 0.001*
 CHO/Cr ratio Mean ± SD 3.05 ± .26 3.10 ± .24 0.509 0.615
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05