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Table 5 Mean (SEM) BALF and serum levels of cytokines in ARDS patients according to survival (group A).

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 = 6) Non-survivors (n = 14) Survivors (n = 6) Non-survivors (n = 14)
IL-4 352 ± 291 224 ± 115 155 ± 63 160 ± 73
IL-6 361 ± 238 606 ± 476 213 ± 140 455 ± 353
IL-6r 180 ± 38 180 ± 59 24 ± 24 31 ± 25
IL-8 218 ± 79 581 ± 167*** 2028 ± 700 4100 ± 1353*
IL-10 80 ± 12 55 ± 24** 63 ± 11 138 ± 58*
  1. *p < 0.05, ** p < 0.001, *** p < 0.0001 versus survivors group.