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Table 4 Various measurements in patients and controls as means (SD) and number of pathological values

From: Migraine aura or transient ischemic attacks? A five-year follow-up case-control study of women with transient central nervous system disorders in pregnancy

    Number with pathological values
  Patients Controls Patient group Controls/Mi controls
Pulse 78 (14) 72 (12)* 2 >100 beats/min (1 CTS, 1 Mi) 0/0
Systolic blood pressure 120 (15) 112 (10) 1 >150 mmHg (stroke) 0/0
Diastolic blood pressure 74 (10) 72 (8) 1 >95 mmHg (Mi) 0/0
Hemoglobin 12.9 (1.1) 12.3 (1.1) 4 low (all Mi) 10/9 low
Platelet count 250 (74) 249 (63) 1 low (MS), 2 high (stroke, Mi) 2 low, 1 high/2 low, 1 high
ESR 20 (19) 16 (12) 13 high (2 CTS, 1 stroke, 1 PS, 9 Mi) 9/8 high
APPT 27.7 (5.0) 27.6 (2.2) 2 high (stroke, Mi) 0/0
Fibrinogen 3.8 (1.3) 3.5 (0.9) 12 high (1 stroke, 1 PS, 2 CTS, 8 Mi) 8/7 high
Antithrombin 3 112 (15) 108 (15) 1 low (Mi) 3/3 low
Cholesterol 5.4 (1.2) 5.2 (1.3) 5 high (1 CTS, 4 Mi) 3/3 high
Triglycerides 1.5 (1.1) 1.1 (0.8) 6 high (1 CTS, 5 Mi) 3/3 high
Glucose 4.6 (0.5) 5.0 (0.9)* 0 3/2 high
Anticardiolipin ab IgG 0.16 (0.4) 0.03 (0.2) 7 positive (1 stroke, 6 Mi) 1/1 positive
Anticardiolipin ab IgM 0.14 (0.4) 0.05 (0.2) 4 positive (1 stroke, 3 Mi) 3/2 positive
Antinuclear antigen 0.11 (0.3) 0.11 (0.3) 5 positive (1 stroke, 4 Mi) 4/3 positive
Lupus anticoagulant 0.3 (0.2) 0.0 (0) 1 positive (stroke) 1/1 positive
Lues serology 0.3 (0.2) 0.0 (0) 1 positive (stroke) 0/0
Homocysteine 9.9 (6.0) 9.3 (7.3) 6 high (1 stroke, 5 Mi) 1/0 high
Protein C 113 (20) 108 (15) 0 0/0
Protein S 71 (23) 68 (15) 16 low (1 stroke, 2 CTS, 13 Mi) 18/15 low
  1. *P ≤ 0.05; p ≤ 0.01 (Wilcoxon matched pairs signed rank test). There were no significant differences when comparing the number of pathological values between patients and matched controls (n = 41 in each group, chi-square test) or migraineurs and their matched controls (n = 34 in each group). Ab, antibodies; APPT, activated partial thromboplastin time; CTS, carpal tunnel syndrome; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; Mi, migraine; MS, multiple sclerosis; PS, presyncope.