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Table 6 Mean (SEM) BALF and serum levels of cytokines in at risk patients who developed or not ARDS according to survival (Groups B and C).

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 = 24) Non-survivors (n = 15) Survivors (n = 24) Non-survivors (n = 15)
IL-4 242 ± 160 271 ± 100 53 ± 21 147 ± 65***
IL-6 302 ± 463 890 ± 1178 219 ± 203 612 ± 423**
IL-6r 74 ± 29 74 ± 18 17 ± 18 77 ± 44***
IL-8 368 ± 96 664 ± 105*** 1097 ± 770 5885 ± 2151***
IL-10 67 ± 40 111 ± 91 72 ± 17 243 ± 74***
  1. * p < 0.01, ** p < 0.001, *** p < 0.0001 versus survivors group.