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Table 4 Mean (SEM) BALF and serum levels of the measured cytokines in all patients (Groups A+B+C) according to survival.

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

  BALF Serum
Cytokines (pg/ml) survivors (n = 30) non-survivors (n = 29) survivors (n = 30) non-survivors (n = 29)
IL-4 262 ± 188 247 ± 108 72 ± 51 154 ± 68***
IL-6 313 ± 427 743 ± 877* 218 ± 191 530 ± 389***
IL-6r 94 ± 52 129 ± 69* 18 ± 19 53 ± 42**
IL-8 340 ± 109 621 ± 144*** 1269 ± 830 4957 ± 1965***
IL-10 69 ± 37 82 ± 70 70 ± 16 188 ± 84***
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.001, *** p < 0.0001 versus survivors group.