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Table 2 Comparison of sublingual microcirculatory parameters in each group

From: Assessment of sublingual microcirculation for the screening of diabetic nephropathy

  Control (n = 41) DM (n = 45) DM_MC (n = 44)
TVD, mm/mm2 10.89 ± 2.16 9.67 ± 1.94* 7.07 ± 1.64***###
PVD, mm/mm2 10.30 ± 2.27 8.64 ± 2.46*** 5.88 ± 1.82***###
PPV, % 1.00 [0.92, 1.00] 0.92 [0.84, 0.98]*** 0.87 [0.76, 0.95]***
  1. TVD total vascular density, PVD perfused vessel density, PPV proportion of perfused vessel, MC microvascular complications
  2. *P < 0.05, ***P < 0.001vs. control group; ###P < 0.001 vs. DM group