Journal of Oncology / 2012 / Article / Tab 4

Clinical Study

Selenium in the Prevention of Anthracycline-Induced Cardiac Toxicity in Children with Cancer

Table 4

Pre- and postsupplementation levels in Se-supplemented patients with low serum Se levels and high Pro-BNP levels and/or cardiac failure.

Presupplementation levels,
range (median)
1st postsupplementation levels, range (median)2nd postsupplementation levels, range (median)

Pro-BNP (pg/mL)10–843 (175)2–536 (73.5)* 10–123.5 (106.5)**
Se (mcg/L)20–83 (57) 65–109 (103)*** 75–106 (83)****

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Wilcoxon sign test was used; median and range were given as descriptive statistics.

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