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Table 1 Biochemical characteristics of BAL fluid from animals with FHF and those sham-operated

From: Alterations in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid after experimental fulminant hepatic failure

  Sham FHF
  Initial 4 h 7 h Initial 4 h 7 h
Protein (μg/ml BAL) 4.9 ± 2.1 4.1 ± 1.4 5.3 ± 3.2 6.2 ± 3.7 8.8 ± 4.4 11.2 ± 5.4*
Total phospholipids (μgP/ml BAL) 7.7 ± 3.6 10.5 ± 3 15.5 ± 2.5* 10.0 ± 1.9 8.9 ± 3 6.9 ± 1.0*
PAF-AcH (nmol/mg pt/min 0.24 ± 0.25 0.4 ± 0.05 0.5 ± 0.05 0.13 ± 0.05 0.04 ± 0.04* 0.04 ± 0.04*
  1. *P < 0.05 from initial value.