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Table 3 Hematocrit, leukocytes and platelet counts along the dialysis sessions with blood cells count along dialysis session with porcine vs. bovine heparin

From: Bovine and porcine heparins: different drugs with similar effects on human haemodialysis

   Heparin  
  Time Porcine Bovine
  min mean ± SD  
Hematocrit (%) 0 35.7 ± 3.1 (1.00) * 36.7 ± 4.5 (1.00) *
  120 37.9 ± 3.4 (1.06 ± 0.05) * 39.2 ± 4.0 (1.07 ± 0.11) *
  240 41.0 ± 4.0 (1.15 ± 0.08) * 40.9 ± 4.7 (1.12 ± 0.10) *
Leukocytes (cells mm-3 10-3) 0 7.6 ± 2.2 (1.00) * 7.4 ± 2.2 (1.00) *
  120 7.9 ± 2.0 (1.00 ± 0.17)** 7.6 ± 2.0 (0.98 ± 0.15)**
  240 8.1 ± 2.1 (0.96 ± 0.18)** 7.7 ± 2.0 (0.96 ± 0.18)**
Platelet (count mm-3 10-3) 0 217.3 ± 70.5 (1.00) * 220.6 ± 73.1 (1.00) *
  120 209.5 ± 64.8 (0.91 ± 0.18)** 216.6 ± 62.4 (0.93 ± 0.18)**
  240 222.1 ± 68.9 (0.96 ± 0.18)** 232.3 ± 60.6 (0.98 ± 0.22)**
  1. *Ratios of values vs. values before heparin administration.
  2. **Ratios of leukocytes or platelet at 120 or 240 min vs. values before heparin administration corrected to the hematocrit variation.