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Table 3 Group median values and score range for the morphological characteristics used in the final analysis.

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

   Epithelial abundance Tissue heterogeneity Cell heterogeneity 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 Median 3 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 0
Combined Minimum 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
n = 25 Maximum 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 3 3 3 2 3 2
(Group 1) Median 2.5 2.5 2 2 2 2 0 2 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1.5 0 2 0
n = 10 Minimum 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
  Maximum 3 3 3 2 3 3 0 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 3 3 3 2 3 1
(Group 2) Median 3 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0
n = 15 Minimum 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Maximum 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 3 3 3 1 3 2
Group 3 Median 3 2 3 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 2
n = 2 Minimum 3 2 3 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 2
  Maximum 3 2 3 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 2
Group 4 Median 3 1 1 2 1 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 2.5 0
n = 10 Minimum 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
  Maximum 3 2 2 2 2 3 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 3 3 0 3 0
Group 5 Median 1 2.5 1.5 1 3 0.5 0.5 1 1 1 0.5 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.5
n = 18 Minimum 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Maximum 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 3 1 2
Group 6 Median 3 2 1.5 2 1.5 2 0.5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 2 0 2 0
n = 18 Minimum 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Maximum 3 3 3 3 2 3 1 3 3 1 1 2 2 1 3 3 3 2 3 2
Group 7 Median 3 2 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0
n = 18 Minimum 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Maximum 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 3 1 3 2
Group 8 Median 3 1 3 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
n = 13 Minimum 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Maximum 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 1 2 2
  1. Group 1 Combined Control – natural cycle (Combined groups 1 and 2) 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 Key: Groups in () indicate values prior to combination for final analysis