Table 1.

Omentum morphologic parameters for rats after 9 to 10 wk of PD fluid instillationa

Experiment AExperiment B
ControlBicarbonate/LactateStandardControlBicarbonate/LactateStandard
a All data are expressed as the median (and range). PD, peritoneal dialysis.
b Bicarbonate/lactate versus control, P < 0.03 (in the respective experiment).
c Standard versus control, P < 0.03.
d Standard versus bicarbonate/lactate, P < 0.03.
Number milky spots/cm27.5 (5 to 13)37 (28 to 40)b44 (27 to 50)c13 (1 to 23)20 (4 to 100)>80 (all >80)c,d
Area/milky spot (mm2)0.20 (0.16 to 0.24)0.59 (0.41 to 0.66)b0.98 (0.75 to 1.20)c,d0.14 (0.08 to 0.24)0.6 (0.4 to 1.2)b>1.0 (all >1.0)c,d
Total milky spot surface (%)1.5 (0.8 to 2.8)20.5 (15.0 to 24.0)b41.5 (29.0 to 62.0)c,d1.4 (0.1 to 3.7)19.2 (2.4 to 48.7)b>80 (all >80)c,d
Number blood vessels/cm27.5 (5.0 to 14.0)63 (42 to 83)b140 (90 to 387)c,d14 (3 to 35)129 (88 to 150)b495 (320 to 590)c,d