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Table 2 Comparison of pre- and post-massage urinary tests between AS patients and healthy controls (excluding participants with positive urinary cultures)

From: An investigation about chronic prostatitis in ankylosing spondylitis

  pre-massage post-massage  
AS control p AS control p
Leukocyte count (/mm3) 2000 [1000-6000] 2000 [1000-5250] 0.603 3000 [2000-5000] 3000 [1000-11,475] 0.704
Uric acid (mg/dL) 53.3 ± 29.4 54.9 ± 24.8 0.782 55.3 ± 24.9 51.2 ± 28.9 0.480
  1. AS Ankylosing spondylitis; Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation (for normally distributed data) or median [interquartile range] for non-parametric data