Table 3. Anesthesia Data and Vasoconstriction Threshold
Values are mean ± SD. The anesthesia data did not differ significantly among the groups. Vasoconstriction threshold is the compensated core temperature triggering a skin-temperature gradient = 0°C. Patients who vasoconstricted and those remaining vasodilated are both included. Vasoconstriction threshold (and other parameters) were determined only in patients who had vasoconstriction.
DAN = diabetic autonomic neuropathy.
*P < 0.05, all controls versus DAN-positive group.
†P < 0.05, young group versus DAN-positive group.
‡P < 0.05, older group versus DAN-positive group.
§P < 0.05, before versus after vasoconstriction in each group.
∥P < 0.05, DAN-negative group versus DAN-positive group.