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Table 4 Histopathological scores according to experimental groups

From: Does the cardiovascular drug levosimendan prevent iodinated contrast medium nephrotoxicity with glycerol aggravation in rats?

Groups Hyaline casts Haemorrhagic casts Tubular necrosis
Healthy (I) Grade 0 Grade 0 Grade 0
GLY (II) Grade 3 Grade 3 Grade 2
CM (III) Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 1
GLY+CM (IV) Grade 3 Grade 3 Grade 2
CM+LEVO 0.25 (V) Grade 0 Grade 1 Grade 0
GLY+CM+LEVO 0.25 (VI) Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 2
CM+LEVO 0.5 (VII) Grade 0 Grade 1 Grade 0
GLY+CM+LEVO 0.5 (VIII) Grade 1 Grade 1 Grade 2
  1. Grade 0 negative, Grade 1 mild (+1), Grade 2 moderate (+2), Grade 3 severe (+3), CM Contrast medium, GLY Glycerol, LEVO Levosimendan