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Table 3 Histopathological parameters

From: Role of tight junction proteins in gastroesophageal reflux disease

  Controls  NERD  ERD P-value One way ANOVA
Activity 0 ± 0 0.23 ± 0.54 0.22 ± 0.41 n.s.
Chronicity 0.72 ± 0.54 0.97 ± 0.51 1.05 ± 0.67 n.s.
Basal cell hyperplasia [BSH] 0.52 ± 0.59 1.11 ± 0.63 1.42 ± 0.84 <0.001
Papillary elongation [PE] 1.32 ± 0.80 1.71 ± 0.86 2.07 ± 0.85 <0.001
Dilated intercellular spaces [ICS] 0.72 ± 0.68 1.49 ± 1.01 2.10 ± 0.13 <0.001
  1. Parameters were scored semiquantitatively as described in “Patients and Methods”. Data are presented as mean ± sd.