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Table 1 Red blood cell velocity (μm/s) and wall shear rates (γ; s-1) before thrombus formation

From: Systemic hypothermia increases PAI-1 expression and accelerates microvascular thrombus formation in endotoxemic mice

  Arterioles Venules
  RBC velocity γ RBC velocity γ
Saline-37°C 2200 ± 79 176 ± 21 1720 ± 245 109 ± 11
LPS-37°C 1175 ± 210* 150 ± 29 815 ± 266a 124 ± 52
LPS-34°C 1517 ± 203* 188 ± 31 603 ± 72a 72 ± 4
LPS-31°C 1063 ± 177* 157 ± 26 662 ± 172a 77 ± 29
  1. Thrombus formation was induced by exposure to ferric chloride. Values are given as means ± standard error of the mean. Saline: 37°C saline controls (10 ml/kg body weight NaCl; -24 h intraperitoneally). LPS: endotoxemic animals (10 mg/kg body weight lipopolysaccharide (LPS); -24 h intraperitoneally); 37°C, systemic normothermia; 34°C, 34°C systemic hypothermia; 31°C, 31°C systemic hypothermia. ap < 0.05 versus Saline-37°C. RBC, red blood cell.