Table 3: Levels of nonenzymatic antioxidants (mean value ± standard deviation SD) in AS patients before and after the completion of a cycle of ten whole-body cryotherapy procedures with subsequent kinesiotherapy (WBC group) or a cycle of ten kinesiotherapy procedures only (KT group), with statistical analyses. (p): plasma; (s): serum; Δ: difference prior to post treatment.

ParametersWBC groupKT group

FRAP
[μmol/l
Before514.1 ± 63.2550.0 ± 91.30.206
After587.9 ± 50.9499.3 ± 74.60.001
0.0010.001
Δ73.9 ± 55.0−50.8 ± 39.4<0.001

PSH (s)
[μmol/l]
Before627.6 ± 248.0393.2 ± 90.00.772
After616.5 ± 279.1364.7 ± 28.40.239
0.9180.017
Δ−11.1 ± 281.7−28.5 ± 92.60.605

UA (s)
[mg/dl]
Before4.44 ± 1.434.34 ± 1.150.838
After4.75 ± 1.084.61 ± 1.250.738
0.0660.196
Δ0.31 ± 1.020.27 ± 0.700.885

: statistical significance of differences between both groups of patients; : statistical significance of differences between values before and after treatment in particular groups of patients.