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Table 4 Distribution of blood flow patterns in different segments of healthy subjects and UC patients

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

Characteristics Type A Type C Type D P-value for Fisher’s exact test
All subjects without distinguishing areas of the colon
 Healthy subjects (n = 21) 14(66.67%) 7(33.33%) 0(0%) 0.001
 UC patients (n = 21) 3(14.29%) 15(71.43%) 3(14.29%)  
Ascending colon
 Healthy subjects (n = 7) 6(85.71%) 1(14.29%) NA 0.03
 UC patients (n = 7) 1(14.29%) 6(85.71%) NA  
  UC-unaffected (n = 4) 1(25%) 3(75%) NA 1.00
  UC-Mayo score 0 (n = 3) 0(0%) 3(100%) NA  
Transverse/Descending colon
 Healthy subjects (n = 7) 7(100%) 0(0%) NA 0.005
 UC patients (n = 7) 1(14.29%) 6(85.71%) NA  
  UC-unaffected (n = 2) 1(50%) 1(50%) NA 0.57
  UC-Mayo score 0 (n = 2) 0(0%) 2(100%) NA  
  UC-Mayo score 1 (n = 3) 0(0%) 3(100%) NA  
Sigmoid colon
 Healthy subjects (n = 7) 1(14.29%) 6(85.71%) 0(0%) 0.19
 UC patients (n = 7) 1(14.29%) 3(42.86%) 3(42.86%)  
  UC-Mayo score 0 (n = 2) 1(50%) 1(50%) 0(0%) 0.57
  UC-Mayo score 1 (n = 5) 0(0%) 2(40%) 3(60%)