Changes in proportion of small perfused vessels (PSPV) in the septic ( n = 10) and the sham ( n = 5) animals. Data are presented as mean ± SD. ANOVA analysis for FCD: P = 0.049 (time, sepsis group) and P < 0.001 (group). ANOVA analysis for PSPV: P = 0.02 (time, sepsis group) and P < 0.001 (group). P- value <.05 vs. baseline (*) or vs. sham (#) in post-hoc Bonferroni correction.