Table 5

Correlation between baseline fatigue and cerebrospinal fluid levels of adipokines and neuropeptides

MFIGF

Adiponectin CSF

Leptin CSF

Resistin CSF

NPY CSF

NGF CSF


FIQ fatigue

r = 0.623

P <0.001

n = 48

r = -0.444

P = 0.026

n = 25

r = -0.233

P = 0.263

n = 25

r = -0.365

P = 0.073

n = 25

r = -0.111

P = 0.607

n = 24

r = -0.243

P = 0.243

n = 25

MFIGF

r = -0.508

P = 0.01

n = 25

r = -0.189

P = 0.365

n = 25

r = -0.316

P = 0.123

n = 25

r = 0.014

P = 0.947

n = 24

r = 0.219

P = 0.293

n = 25


Correlation between baseline fatigue (FIQ and MFIGF) and cerebrospinal fluid levels of adiponectin, leptin, resistin, NPY and NGF. r, Spearman's correlation coefficient; P, P-value; n, number; FIQ, Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire; MFIGF, Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory subscale of General Fatigue; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; NPY, neuropeptide Y; NGF, nerve growth factor.

Bjersing et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R34   doi:10.1186/ar4187

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