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Table 3 Diurnal cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone secretory parameters in rheumatoid arthritis patients and control subjects

From: Diurnal secretion of growth hormone, cortisol, and dehydroepiandrosterone in pre- and perimenopausal women with active rheumatoid arthritis: a pilot case-control study

  Cortisol (μg/dl) Dehydroepiandrosterone (ng/ml)
Variables Rheumatoid arthritis (n = 7) Controls (n = 10) Rheumatoid arthritis (n = 7) Controls (n = 10)
Total production rate (per 24 hours) 71 ± 8 75 ± 7 280 ± 108 203 ± 50
Mean concentration 7.12 ± 0.62 6.48 ± 0.33 7.02 ± 2.28 6.76 ± 0.89
Integrated concentration (per minute) 10,094 ± 841 9,218 ± 598 9,950 ± 3,252 9,401 ± 1,275
Approximate entropy 0.93 ± 0.08 0.91 ± 0.08 1.22 ± 0.08 1.18 ± 0.06
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard error. All of the differences had p values greater than 0.10.