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Table 7 Bacterial counts in bowel wall specimen of pigs exposed to IAH for 24 h

From: Influence of two different levels of intra-abdominal hypertension on bacterial translocation in a porcine model

Localization Control (C) IAP-15 IAP-30 P-value
(C vs. IAP-15)
P-value
(C vs. IAP-30)
Ileum 1 (1 to 2) 1 (1 to 1) 1.5 (1 to 3) n.s. n.s.
Ileocecal junction 1.5 (1 to 2) 1 (1 to 2) 2 (1 to 3) n.s. n.s.
Cecum 1 (0 to 1) 1 (1 to 1) 1 (1 to 2) n.s. n.s.
Overall 1 (0 to 2) 1 (1 to 2) 2 (1 to 3)a n.s. 0.044
  1. Translocated bacteria in the ileum, ileocecal junction, and cecum of pigs exposed to IAH for 24 h according to translocation score (referring to 10 high-power fields): grade 0: no bacteria in the mucosa and submucosa, grade 1: bacteria in up to 5 of 10 high-power fields of the mucosa, grade 2: bacteria in more than 5 of 10 high-power fields of the mucosa, and grade 3: bacteria in the mucosa and even submucosa. aSignificant difference to control according to Mann-Whitney U testing. IAP-15/IAP-30: animals exposed to an IAP of 15 mmHg or 30 mmHg, respectively, lasting for 24 h (each group consisting of six animals).