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Table 1 Clinical outcomes and serological detections before and after percutaneous endoscopic debridement and drainage in successfully treated patients (N = 14, mean ± SD)

From: Unilateral percutaneous endoscopic debridement and drainage for lumbar infectious spondylitis

Parameter Pre-OP 1 day post-OP 1 week
post-OP
1 month
post-OP
3 months
post-OP
White blood cell (WBC) (× 109/L) 14.56 ± 2.23 12.56 ± 1.87 8.68 ± 1.62 5.73 ± 1.34 5.36 ± 1.58
Neutrophilic granulocyte (%) 83.55 ± 10.24 78.87 ± 8.75 72.56 ± 6.73 52.67 ± 9.65 48.23 ± 5.28
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)(mm/h) 63.55 ± 16.24 57.12 ± 14.26 41.84 ± 17.42 23.52 ± 4.23 11.22 ± 2.72
C-reactive protein (CRP) (mg/L) 83.67 ± 5.42 75.69 ± 8.18 42.73 ± 8.54 8.12 ± 3.87 2.63 ± 1.23
Visual analog scale (VAS) 7.67 ± 1.28 3.51 ± 0.83 2.35 ± 0.47 2.05 ± 0.86 1.05 ± 0.61
Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) 75.28 ± 13.53 16.23 ± 8.62