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Table 2 Aggregate tissue reactive score (ATIS) 14 days after subcuticular skin closure by use of glycomer 631 and lactomer 9–1 in pigs; values are expressed as median (minimum, maximum). Significant difference was observed only in overall severity of inflammatory response to SM

From: Clinical and histologic tissue responses of skin incisions closed with glycomer 631 and lactomer 9–1 using a subcuticular technique in pigs

 Glycomer 631Lactomer 9–1Maximum possible scorep-value
Extravascular neutrophils−12 (0, − 24)− 12 (0, − 30)−300.340
Macrophages−1 (− 1, − 3)− 2 (− 1, − 2)−50.079
Multinucleated giant cells0 (0, − 2)−2 (0, − 2)− 100.439
Lymphocytes−2 (0, − 6)−4 (− 2, − 8)−100.140
Fibroblasts−2 (−1, − 4)−2 (− 1, − 5)−50.171
Overall severity of inflammatory response to SMa−3 (− 3, − 9)−6 (− 3, − 15)−150.029
Bacterial colonies0 (0, −9)0 (0, − 9)−90.589
ATIS−20 (−7, − 54)− 25 (− 10, − 69)− 840.111
  1. SM suture material
  2. aSignificant difference between glycomer 631 and lactomer 9–1