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Table 3 Histology data from 7 day autotransplant allograft kidney biopsies for the two groups

From: A comparative study on the efficacy of a retrograde perfusion technique and an antegrade perfusion technique for donor kidney recovery in transplantation in pigs

Parameters Retrograde group Antegrade group P value
Tubular dilatation 1.10 ± 011 1.12 ± 050 0220
Brush border loss 112 ± 031 1.21 ± 032 0100
Epithelial loss 1.25 ± 0·40 1.30 ± 031 0463
Tubular debris 079 ± 033 0.75 ± 051 0·607
Vacuolation 085 ± 023 076 ± 032 0707
Base membrane loss 056 ± 020 059 ± 032 0806
Interstitial edema 269 ± 066 280 ± 062 1.090
Glomerular shrinkage 208 ± 081 230 ± 052 0701
lymphocytic infiltrate 3.98 ± 0·50 3.81 ± 0·43 0.067
Apoptotic/pyknotic nuclei 0.18 ± 0·34 0.20 ± 0·45 0.761
  1. Values are the mean ± SD. The Mann-Whitney U- test was used to assess the statistical significance of differences between the two groups. Samples were scored from 0 to 3 according to the level of damage with 0 representing normal, 1 mild, 2 moderate, and 3 severe morphologic changes