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Table 2 Markers of Lung and Systemic Injury and Inflammation

From: Antenatal and postnatal corticosteroid and resuscitation induced lung injury in preterm sheep

Group N BAL Protein
(mg/kg)
Injury Score
(0 ut of 8)
BAL Neutrophils/kg
×106
Liver SAA3
mRNA1
Unventilated Controls 8 25 ± 12 1.5 ± 0.6 0.1 ± 0.3 1.0 ± 0.05
Injury 8 107 ± 24* 5.0 ± 0.9* 23.0 ± 14.9* 3.8 ± 1.4*
Injury + Beta 8 60 ± 16* t 3.4 ± 1.0* t 14.5 ± 17.7* 5.4 ± 1.9*
Injury + Dex 8 119 ± 32* 3.5 ± 1.0* t 22.0 ± 10.9* 7.2 ± 1.8*
Injury + Cortisol 5 97 ± 21* 4.7 ± 0.8* 17.3 ± 11.3* 7.2 ± 1.5*
  1. *p < 0.05 vs Controls, t p < 0.05 vs Injury. BAL is bronchoalveolar lavage. SAA3 is serum amyloid A3. 1. expressed relative to a relative value of 1 for unventilated controls.