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Table 1 Comparison of measured strength between paired time points within treatment groups ((+) significant difference) ((−) no significant difference)

From: Effect on the tensile strength of human acellular dermis (Epiflex®) of in-vitro incubation simulating an open abdomen setting

  Day 0 vs. 7 Day 7 vs. 14 Day 14 vs. 21 Day 0 vs. 21
Ringer’s solution - + - +
Blood - - - +
Urine - - + +
Bacteria - - - +
Upper GI secretion + + + +