Table 4: Levels of lipid peroxidation parameters, total oxidative status (TOS), and oxidative stress (OSI) index (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; (e): erythrocyte lysates; Δ: difference prior to post treatment.

ParametersWBC groupKT group

MDA (p)
[μmol/l]
Before2.66 ± 0.732.32 ± 0.600.157
After2.48 ± 0.572.41 ± 0.830.783
0.2150.959
Δ−0.19 ± 0.720.09 ± 1.040.391

MDA (e)
[nmol/gHb]
Before0.16 ± 0.010.18 ± 0.020.001
After0.15 ± 0.020.18 ± 0.040.001
0.0980.642
Δ−0.01 ± 0.030.00 ± 0.040.155

TOS (s)
[μmol/l]
Before30.49 ± 13.3523.94 ± 11.600.149
After14.56 ± 9.0124.41 ± 6.240.001
0.0030.605
Δ−15.93 ± 17.040.46 ± 9.110.003

OSI (p/s)
[arbitrary unit]
Before64.19 ± 65.9318.87 ± 11.300.016
After10.20 ± 3.7923.65 ± 15.680.004
0.0010.301
Δ−53.99 ± 66.834.78 ± 13.880.003

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