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Table 4 Cell apoptosis in lung and distal organs

From: Effects of sigh during pressure control and pressure support ventilation in pulmonary and extrapulmonary mild acute lung injury

  ALIp ALIexp
  PCV PSV PCV PSV
  NS Sigh NS Sigh NS Sigh NS Sigh
Lung 2 (2-3) 2 (2-3) 2 (1-2) 2 (1.5-2) 1 (1-2) 3 (2-3)* 1 (1-1.25) 2 (2-2.25)
Liver 1 (1-1.5) 1 (1-1.5) 2 (1-2) 1 (1-2) 2 (2-3) 2 (2-3) 2 (2-2.25) 2 (2-3)
Kidney 1 (1-2) 2 (1-2) 1 (1-1.5) 1 (1-2) 3 (2-3) 2 (2-3) 2 (2-2.25) 3 (2-3)
  1. Values expressed as median (interquartile range) of five animals in each group. A five-point, semiquantitative, severity-based scoring system was used. Pathological findings were graded as: 0 = normal lung parenchyma; 1 = changes in 1 to 25%; 2 = changes in 26 to 50%; 3 = changes in 51 to 75%; and 4 = changes in 76 to 100% of examined tissue. *Significantly different from PCV-NS (P <0.05). ALIp, pulmonary acute lung injury; ALIexp, extrapulmonary acute lung injury; PCV, pressure-controlled ventilation; PSV, pressure support ventilation; NS, non-sigh.