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Clinical Study

Assessment of the Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy on the Thyroid Vascularization of Patients with Autoimmune Hypothyroidism by Color Doppler Ultrasound

Table 3

Statistical analysis of power Doppler ultrasound results for the trial groups: paired tests.

Pre-LLLTPost-LLLTPreplaceboPostplacebo
VariableL group, L group, valueP group, P group, value
mean (CI of 95%)mean (CI of 95%)mean (CI of 95%)mean (CI of 95%)

Thyroid parenchyma vascularization2.00
(1.56–2.44)
1.87
(1.49–2.25)
0.4661.75
(1.26–2.34)
2.30
(2.01–2.59)
0.015 *

LLLT: low-level laser therapy; CI: confidence interval; : paired Student’s -tests were used for compare the results pre- and after intervention for each group; *: .

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