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Table 3 Sublingual microcirculation variables at baseline and after exercise

From: Short-term effects of passive mobilization on the sublingual microcirculation and on the systemic circulation in patients with septic shock

Variable Baseline After exercise p value
MFI 2.8 (2.3–3.0) 2.8 (2.6–3.0) 0.462
TVD (mm/mm2) 25.6 ± 4.3 26.1 ± 4.2 0.354
DBS (n/mm) 16.0 ± 2.2 16.3 ± 1.9 0.489
PVD (mm/mm2) 22.4 ± 3.9 23.2 ± 3.4 0.122
PPV (%) 78.2 (70.9–81.9) 80.0 (75.2–85.1) 0.029
HI 0.15 (0.11–0.32) 0.12 (0.07–0.22) 0.149
  1. The results are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation or the median (25–75%). Paired t test or paired Wilcoxon test
  2. MFI microcirculatory flow index, TVD total vascular density, DBS De Backer score, PVD perfused vascular density, PPV proportion of perfused vessels, HI heterogeneity index