Acta Cirurgica Brasileira
On-line version ISSN 1678-2674
GALEGO, Gilberto do Nascimento et al. Study of the variation of glucose levels in rats, with the use of sugar in surgical wound. Acta Cir. Bras. [online]. 1997, vol.12, n.3, pp. 174-177. ISSN 1678-2674. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-86501997000300007.
The purpose of this search is to study the variation of glucose levels in rats. Forty animals were divided into 2 groups: sugar and control, with 20 female rats each of them. The dorsal cervical region was incised of the animals until the subcutaneous, enough to recive 2g of sugar. Serum glucose determination was perfomed before the operation and 30, 60 and 90 minutes after it. The statistic procedure used was MANOVA and a= 0.05 was the significante number.A statistic difference comparing data and time (p=0.00) and between group X time simultaneously (p=0.01) was found. An increased serum glucose levels in the sugar group at time 120 minuts was observed. The use of sugar in surgical wound increases the animals serum glucose 2 hours after application.
Keywords : Glucose; Sugar; Rat.