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Table 1 Light microscopical and immunohistochemical findings in the rats abdominal aorta on the operation day

From: Demonstration of the histopathological and immunohistochemical effects of a novel hemostatic agent, ankaferd blood stopper, on vascular tissue in a rat aortic bleeding model

  Group I (ABS) Group II (Plain gauze) P
Histopathological changes    
   Inflammatory reaction 1.0 ± 0.5 1.0 ± 0.6 0.7
   Necrosis none none N/A
   Endothelial cell loss 1.0 ± 0.3 1.1 ± 0.4 0.5
   Fibrin plug formation/Erythrocyte aggregation 1.5 ± 0.6 0.18 ± 0.4 0.0001
Immunohistochemical changes    
   e-NOS staining 1.9 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.4 0.0001