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Table 2 Results of the biomechanical tests

From: The effect of N-acetylcysteine on mechanical fatigue resistance of antibiotic-loaded bone cement

  Peak load N (day 1) Peak load N (day 15)  
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD p
Group 1 107.7 ± 3.5 100.4 ± 4.1 0.001
Group 2 93.3 ± 3.4 87.3 ± 4.6 0.017
p < 0.001 < 0.001  
Group 3 91.2 ± 3.5 86.8 ± 5.1 0.005
Group 4 77.3 ± 6.3 49.2 ± 4.2 < 0.001
p < 0.001 < 0.001  
Group 5 93.2 ± 6.1 87.6 ± 3.2 0.077
Group 6 76.3 ± 7.6 62.4 ± 3.3 0.002
p < 0.001 < 0.001  
Group 7 93.2 ± 4.3 83.9 ± 4.0 < 0.001
Group 8 88.5 ± 2.8 81.9 ± 4.4 0.001
p 0.093 0.356