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Table 3 Comparison of the mucosal blood flow between UC patients and healthy subjects

From: Imbalanced mucosal microcirculation in the remission stage of ulcerative colitis using probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy

Characteristics MVD DSD FCDL FCDA
All subjects are without distinguishing areas of the colon
 Healthy subjects (n = 21) 10.62 ± 0.56 2.23 ± 0.26 0.030 ± 0.019 0.289 ± 0.030
 UC patients (n = 21) 11.06 ± 1.10 2.68 ± 0.29 0.025 ± 0.004 0.272 ± 0.034
  UC-unaffected (n = 6) 11.01 ± 0.79 2.58 ± 0.25 0.025 ± 0.003 0.278 ± 0.026
  UC-Mayo score 0 (n = 7) 10.98 ± 0.77 2.73 ± 0.25 0.027 ± 0.003 0.301 ± 0.017
  UC-Mayo score 1 (n = 8) 11.17 ± 1.57 2.72 ± 0.36 0.022 ± 0.004 0.245 ± 0.031
P-value for affected status 0.29 < 0.001 0.76 0.005
Ascending colon
 Healthy subjects (n = 7) 10.95 ± 0.79 2.29 ± 0.30 0.039 ± 0.032 0.303 ± 0.026
 UC patients (n = 7) 11.10 ± 0.89 2.81 ± 0.20 0.029 ± 0.004 0.290 ± 0.032
  UC-unaffected (n = 4) 11.02 ± 1.02 2.67 ± 0.13 0.028 ± 0.005 0.275 ± 0.033
  UC-Mayo score 0 (n = 3) 11.21 ± 0.89 2.99 ± 0.11 0.03a 0.310 ± 0.020
Transverse/Descending colon
 Healthy subjects (n = 7) 10.55 ± 0.39 2.12 ± 0.16 0.024 ± 0.005 0.267 ± 0.031
 UC patients (n = 7) 11.26 ± 1.56 2.52 ± 0.40 0.026 ± 0.005 0.276 ± 0.022
  UC-unaffected (n = 2) 11.00 ± 0.14 2.39 ± 0.40 0.03a 0.28a
  UC-Mayo score 0 (n = 2) 10.65 ± 1.20 2.55 ± 0.07 0.025 ± 0.007 0.300 ± 0.014
  UC-Mayo score 1 (n = 3) 11.84 ± 2.38 2.59 ± 0.60 0.023 ± 0.006 0.257 ± 0.015
Sigmoid colon
 Healthy subjects (n = 7) 10.36 ± 0.28 2.28 ± 0.29 0.029 ± 0.004 0.297 ± 0.020
 UC patients (n = 7) 10.82 ± 0.82 2.72 ± 0.19 0.024 ± 0.005 0.251 ± 0.037
  UC-Mayo score 0 (n = 2) 10.97 ± 0.37 2.53a 0.03a 0.285 ± 0.007
  UC-Mayo score 1 (n = 5) 10.77 ± 0.97 2.80 ± 0.17 0.022 ± 0.004 0.238 ± 0.036
  1. Note: aOnly the mean value was presented if no variance existed
  2. A P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant