Table 2.

Hemodilution did not change renal susceptibility to IRIa

GroupHematocrit (%)BUN (mg/dl)
Control (n = 5)46.4 ± 2.241.7 ± 10.6
Hemodilution (n = 6)35.7 ± 2.9b45.1 ± 12.7
  • a Hematocrit levels of the hemodilution group were significantly lower than those in the control group. Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) impaired renal function in both control wild-type (WT) and hemodiluted WT mice at 24 h after reperfusion, but there was no significant difference in BUN levels between the two groups. Data are means ± SD.

  • b P < 0.001 versus control.