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Table 1 Characteristics of each pig group

From: Effectiveness of pure argon for renal transplant preservation in a preclinical pig model of heterotopic autotransplantation

  Experimental group
Air group (n = 8) Argon group (n = 8) Xenon group (n = 6)
Pig weight (kg) 35 ± 2 35 ± 2 35 ± 2
Kidney weight before preservation (g) 110 ± 2 111 ± 2 110 ± 1
Kidney weight after 30 h of preservation (g) 111 ± 2 110 ± 2 110 ± 0.5
Cold-ischemia time (h) 30 ± 0.3 30 ± 0.3 30 ± 0.2
Anastomotic times (min)
 Artery 24 ± 3 25 ± 4 24 ± 4
 Vein 41 ± 4 42 ± 2 40 ± 2