Table I.

Macrophage and T cell proportions (mean ± SEM) in paired contralateral and stab-injured EC at various times post-lesion

3 h12 h24 h2 Days5 Days8 Days
Macrophages
 Number (n)34513127
 Statistical significancea∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗
 Stab-injured0.14 ± 0.021.87 ± 0.262.26 ± 0.341.16 ± 0.131.18 ± 0.260.30 ± 0.10
 Contralateral0.01 ± 0.000.03 ± 0.010.02 ± 0.010.02 ± 0.000.02 ± 0.000.01 ± 0.00
T cells
 Number (n)3431397
 Statistical significanceaNS∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗
 Stab-injured0.05 ± 0.010.07 ± 0.010.10 ± 0.010.13 ± 0.010.36 ± 0.040.40 ± 0.00
 Contralateral0.01 ± 0.010.01 ± 0.000.01 ± 0.000.01 ± 0.010.01 ± 0.000.02 ± 0.00
  • a ∗, p < 0.05; ∗∗, p < 0.01; and ∗∗∗, p < 0.001.