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Table. 5.

Table. 5.

Preoperative (Pre) and postoperative (Post) ESR and ALP results in patients with MRONJ and correlation test between changes of ESR and ALP among patients


Pre Post Pre Post
Suspension of BPs 47.60±31.39 27.80±22.971 70.80±17.09 59.40±10.481
No suspension of BPs 38.57±26.03 40.57±30.62 60.29±11.12 77.57±23.01
r P-value 95% CI
ΔESR 0.474 0.026*,2 0.251 0.776

(ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate, ALP: alkaline phosphatase, MRONJ: medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, BP: bisphosphonate, CI: confidence interval)


1Statistical significance was performed with Student’s t-test and Mann–Whitney U tests.

2Statistical significance was performed with Pearson’s correlation test. The upper and lower values of bootstrapped correlation CIs were both positive and corroborated the P and r values of the Pearson’s correlation coefficient test.

J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2023;49:75~85