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Table 2 Statistical Analysis of morphological characteristics between Groups showing significant differences and median scores.

From: Endometrial response to IVF hormonal manipulation: Comparative analysis of menopausal, down regulated and natural cycles

  Epithelial abundance Tissue inhomogeneity Cell inhomogeneity Gland abundance Gland opening Cilia groups Single cilium Microvilli height Microvilli density Apical membrane defects Cell separation Denuded apices Flattened cells Deflated cells Apical protrusion Uterodome – shape Uterodome – abundance Cell borders Secretion Plicae
group 1 vs group 4 SD (2.5,3)   SD (2.5,1)    SD (2,3)    SD (2.5,3)      SD (0,0) SD (2,3)    SD (0,1) SD (2.5,2)  
group 1 vs group 5 SD (2.5,1)      SD (2,0.5) SD (0,0.5) SD (2,1) SD (2,1) SD (0,1) SD (0,0.5) SD (0,2) SD (0,2) SD (0,1) SD (2,0) SD (1,0) SD (1,0) SD (1,2) SD (2,0) SD (0,0.5)
group 1 vs group 6        SD (0,0.5)       SD (0,1) SD (0,0)   SD (1,3)     
group 1 vs group 7         SD (2,1)        SD (2,1)      
group 1 vs group 8             SD (0,0) SD (0,0)       SD (2,1)  
group 3 vs group 5 SD (3,1)      SD (2,0.5)               
group 4 vs group 5 SD (3,1) SD (1,2.5)   SD (2,1.5) SD (1,3) SD (3,0.5) SD (0,0.5) SD (2,1) SD (3,1) SD (0,1) SD (0,0.5) SD (0,2) SD (0,2) SD (0,1) SD (3,0) SD (1,0) SD (2,0) SD (0,2) SD (2.5,0) SD (0,0.5)
group 4 vs group 6 SD (3,3)      SD (3,2) SD (0,0.5)   SD (3,2)     SD (0,1)   SD (3,2)     SD (2,2)  
group 4 vs group 7    SD (1,2)      SD (2,1) SD (3,2)      SD (0,0) SD (3,1)    SD (0,1) SD (2.5,2) SD (0.5,0)
group 4 vs group 8    SD (1,3)    SD (3,2)   SD (2,1) SD (3,1)      SD (0,0) SD (3,1)   SD (2,1) SD (0,1) SD (2.5,1)  
group 5 vs group 6 SD (1,3) SD (2.5,2)    SD (3,1.5) SD (0.5,2)   SD (1,2) SD (1,2) SD (1,2) SD (0.5,0) SD (2,1) SD (2,1) SD (1,0) SD (0,2) SD (0,3) SD (0,2) SD (2,0) SD (0,2)  
group 5 vs group 7 SD (1,3)    SD (1,2) SD (3,1.5) SD (0.5,0) SD (0.5,0)    SD (0.5,0) SD (0.5,0) SD (2,0) SD (2,0) SD (1,0) SD (0,1) SD (0,1) SD (0,1) SD (2,1) SD (0,2)  
group 5 vs group 8 SD (1,3)   SD (1.5,3) SD (1,2) SD (3,2) SD (0.5,0) SD (1,3)    SD (0.5,0) SD (0.5,0) SD (2,0) SD (2,0) SD (1,0) SD (0,1) SD (0,1) SD (0,1) SD (2,1) SD (0,1)  
group 6 vs group 7        SD (0.5,0) SD (2,1) SD (2,2)    SD (0,0) SD (1,0) SD (0,0) SD (2,1)      
group 6 vs group 8    SD (1.5,3)     SD (0.5,0)   SD (2,1)    SD (0,0) SD (1,0) SD (0,0)      SD (2,1)  
group 7 vs group 8                    SD (2,1)  
  1. SD = significant difference at P ≤ 0.05 Median score of groups is shown in brackets (group a, group b) Key to the Groups used in the Analysis Group 1 Control – natural cycle (Combined) Group 3 Downregulation Group 4 Downregulation plus HRT Group 5 Menopause Control Group 6 Menopause plus HRT Group 7 Natural plus HST – Day 5P Group 8 Natural plus HST – Day 8P