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Table 2 Mean (+/-SD) BALF and serum levels of studied cytokines in the three groups of patients.

From: The clinical significance of serum and bronchoalveolar lavage inflammatory cytokines in patients at risk for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

  Group A (n = 20) Group B (n = 12) Group C (n = 27)
Cytokines (pg/mL) BALF Serum BALF Serum BALF Serum
IL-4 260 ± 181 158 ± 68 284 ± 119 95 ± 351 242 ± 147 83 ± 681
IL-6 538 ± 4322 388 ± 3243 1135 ± 13822 505 ± 217 318 ± 446 313 ± 3733
IL-6r 180 ± 52 30 ± 25 80 ± 374 34 ± 26 73 ± 224 39 ± 45
IL-8 480 ± 222 3525 ± 15235 492 ± 165 3543 ± 22655 467 ± 179 2553 ± 2824
IL-10 62 ± 24 117 ± 60 111 ± 98 177 ± 117 73 ± 50 118 ± 84
  1. 1p < 0.0001 versus group A, 2p < 0.01 versus group C. 3p < 0.05 versus group B. 4p < 0.0001 versus group A. 5p < 0.0001 versus group C.