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Table 3 Mean QST parameters in C8 in the study and control groups

From: The impact of chronic co-exposure to different heavy metals on small fibers of peripheral nerves. A study of metal industry workers

C8 region/parameter Study group
n = 41
Control group
n = 36
p-value
mean SD mean SD  
cold sensation (°C) 29.4 0.91 29.8 1.02 0.0076
warm sensation (°C) 34.7 0.93 34.2 0.87 0.0098
cold pain (°C) 17.3 6.44 23.2 3.41 0.0000
hot pain (°C) 43.2 4.17 39.6 2.98 0.0000
vibratory limits (μ) 2.1 1.57 1.8 0.74 0.9911
  1. °C degrees Celsius, μ microns