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Table 3 Change in selected blood parameters (data available for 56 procedures)

From: Rheopheresis in treatment of idiopathic sensorineural sudden hearing loss

  Before (± SD) After(± SD) p Difference (%)
Fibrinogen (g/l) 3.22 (0.82) 1.43 (0.43) <0.0001 −55.6
Plasma viscosity (mPa.sec) 2.11 (0.25) 1.82 (0.24) <0.0001 −13.7
Blood viscosity (mPa.sec) 6.83 (1.6) 5.77 (1.07) <0.0001 −15.6
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 4.75 (1.01) 2.29 (0.54) <0.0001 −51.8