Table 2. Neurologic Outcome in the Four Experimental Groups
Data are expressed as median (25–75 percentile). 2 d, 14 d; 2 days and 14 days of reperfusion periods after middle cerebral artery occlusion, respectively. Eight-points behavioral rating scale (Stroke 1997;28:2060–5); 0, no neurological deficit; 1, failure to extend light forepaw fully; 2, decreased grip of the left forelimb; 3, spontaneous movement in all directions, circling only if pulled by the tail; 4, circling; 5, walk only when stimulated; 6, unresponsive to stimulation with a depressed level of consciousness; 7, dead.