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Table 3 Comparison of fibrosis levels between the experimental groups

From: Comparison of Hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (6%) with commonly used agents in an experimental Pleurodesis model

  Control (n = 8) PI (n = 6) Talc (n = 7) AB (n = 7) HES (n = 8)
n % n % n % n % n %
No fibrosis (0%) 8a 100 0b 0 1b 14.3 0b 0 8a 100
Fibrosis between > 0–5% 0a 0 6b 100 4b 57.1 5b 71.4 0a 0
Fibrosis between > 5–30% 0a 0 0a 0 2a 28.6 2a 28.6 0a 0
  1. Pearson Chi-square test with subset comparison for column proportions. Chi-Square = 36.928, p < 0.001. Percentages represent column proportion. The same letters indicate the lack of significant difference from other group subsets (No correction for multiple hypothesis testing)