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Table 3 Laboratory findings in LD and BD pigs LD: Living donation, BD: Brain death

From: Oxidative stress and apoptosis in a pig model of brain death (BD) and living donation (LD)

  LD prior to perfusion Prior to induction of BD BD prior to perfusion
Red blood cells (10E6μL) 4.3 ± 0.1 4.6 ± 0.2 4.9 ± 0.4
White blood cells (10E3/μL) 14.0 ± 1.3 10.8 ± 1.3 17.4 ± 1.0**
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 7.1 ± 0.2 6.4 ± 0.4 6.9 ± 0.5
Hematocrit (%) 23.9 ± 0.8 27.0 ± 3.0 28.2 ± 2.0
Creatinine (mg/dL) 1.2 ± 0.1 0.7 ± 0.1 1.4 ± 0.1***
Urea (mg/dL) 23.5 ± 2.6 19.8 ± 2.4 29.2 ± 2.5*
Sodium (mmol/L) 139.3 ± 0.7 137.2 ± 0.9 143.7 ± 0.8***
Potassium (mmol/L) 3.7 ± 0.1 4.2 ± 0.2 4.2 ± 0.2
AST (U/L) 34.1 ± 5.3 29.5 ± 3.3 36.2 ± 3.8
ALT (U/L) 34.8 ± 2.9 28.2 ± 3.1 49.5 ± 2.5***
GGT (U/L) 41.9 ± 4.6 37.7 ± 5.4 63.0 ± 1.2**
MDA (μmol/L) 10.2 ± 5.1 - 3.9 ± 0.9
MPO (ng/mL) 4.0 ± 1.5 - 2.9 ± 1.4
  1. ALT: alanine-aminotransferase. AST: aspartate-aminotransferase, gGTgamma-glutamyl transferase. MDA: malondialdehyde. MPO: myeloperoxidase. As there was no statistically significant difference in between LD and BD immediately prior to perfusion, MDA and MPO measurements were not performed prior to BD induction. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001 compared to before induction of BD.