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Table 2 SDF microvascular flow parameters for all participants

From: Observational study of the effects of age, diabetes mellitus, cirrhosis and chronic kidney disease on sublingual microvascular flow

  Age <25 years Age >55 years Diabetes mellitus Cirrhosis Chronic kidney disease Pvalue
MFI 2.85 (2.75–3.0) 2.81 (2.66–2.97) 2.88 (2.75–3.0) 3.0 (2.83–3.0) 3.0 (2.78–3.0) 0.14
PPV 0.92 (0.06) 0.88 (0.09) 0.92 (0.07) 0.89 (0.08) 0.91 (0.05) 0.46
PVD 8.04 (1.49) 8.02 (0.96) 9.17 (1.70) 8.51 (1.43) 8.38 (1.36) 0.08
  1. PPV in %, PVD in mm-1. Data presented as mean (SD) or median (IQR). n = 20 for all groups except cirrhosis where n = 18. MFI, microvascular flow index; PPV, proportion of perfused vessels; PVD, perfused vessel density.