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Table 2 Skin blood flux measured by laser Doppler fluximetry in women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus GDM (n = 55 per group)

From: Microvascular reactivity in women with gestational diabetes mellitus studied during pregnancy

  Group  
Variables +GDM –GDM p-value
Resting Forearm Flux (RF, PU) 9.7 ± 2.7 9.6 ± 3.5 0.779a
Maximum Forearm Flux (MF, PU) 64.2 ± 23.9 64.8 ± 36.1 0.917a
MF/RF 6.9 (2.5) 6.9 (2.9) 0.540b
Area of Hyperemia (PU.s) 14450 ± 718 1293 ± 824 0.297a
Baseline Finger Flux (PU) 279.1 ± 78.8 323.6 ± 96.7 0.026a
Minimum IBH Finger flux (PU) 138.4 ± 59.1 158.8 ± 85.5 0.152a
IBH change from baseline (%) 48.8 ± 20.8 49.4 ± 27.3 0.896a
  1. Data are mean ± SD or median(IQR) aStudent t test bMann-Whitney test.
  2. Values were obtained before and during the reactive hyperaemic response to arterial occlusion at the forearm and deep inspiratory breath hold (IBH) at the finger.