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Table 7 Predictive BALF and serum levels (pg/ml) for surviving patients of all groups (n = 59)

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

  Criterion PPV NPV Sensitivity Specificity 95 % CI
BALF       
IL-6 299 68 70 68 70 0.57–0.83
IL-6r 101 65 63 52 74 0.52–0.79
IL-8 481 96 90 88 96 0.85–0.99
Serum       
IL-4 84 81 100 100 78 0.77–0.96
IL-6 160 69 94 96 59 0.69–0.92
IL-6r 18 76 78 76 78 0.66–0.89
IL-8 2340 92 96 96 93 0.90–0.99
IL-10 98 96 93 92 96 0.84–0.99
  1. PPV: positive predictive value, NPV: negative predictive value, CI: confidence interval.