Table 2. Morphological characteristics of the animals
ShamSepsis
Pre‐op.Post‐op.Pre‐op.Post‐op.
Animal weight (g)575 ± 13559 ± 13564 ± 10552 ± 10
Fat mass (g/100 g bw)14.3 ± 0.614.1 ± 0.614.1 ± 0.614.3 ± 0.7
Lean mass (g/100 g bw)77.4 ± 0.677.5 ± 0.677.6 ± 0.676.2 ± 0.7
Aqueous mass (g/100 gbw)55.7 ± 0.556.1 ± 0.555.7 ± 0.555.9 ± 0.5
Peri‐renal AT (g/100 g bw)nd1.41 ± 0.06nd1.45 ± 0.06
Visceral AT (g/100 g bw)nd1.68 ± 0.06nd1.86 ± 0.08
Abdominal AT (g/100 g bw)nd3.11 ± 0.11nd3.28 ± 0.13
Epididymal AT (g/100 g bw)nd1.33 ± 0.05nd1.40 ± 0.05
Quadriceps (mg/100 g bw)nd609 ± 20nd610 ± 16
EDL (mg/100 g bw)nd41.3 ± 0.6nd39.6 ± 0.7
Gastrocnemius (mg/100 g bw)nd428 ± 6nd436 ± 7
Plantaris (mg/100 g bw)nd88.1 ± 1.7nd86.7 ± 2.3
Soleus (mg/100 g bw)nd44.3 ± 1.4nd43.3 ± 1.4
Tibialis (mg/100 g bw)nd151 ± 2nd148 ± 2
Hind leg muscles (mg/100 g bw)nd769 ± 10nd760 ± 12
Heart (mg dw/100 g bw)nd58 ± 1nd58 ± 2
  • The results represent the means and S.E.M. of 30 animals per group. Sham, sham‐operated animals; Sepsis, septicemic animals; Pre‐op., pre‐operative situation; Post‐op., post‐operative situation 24 h after the surgery; dw, dry weight; bw, body weight; AT, adipose tissue; EDL, extensor digitorus longus; nd, not determined since the weight was not measurable without sacrificing the animals. No significant differences were observed for all the data.