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Table 8 Mean (SEM) BALF and serum levels of cytokines in at risk patients who did not develop ARDS (group 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 = 19) Non-survivors (n = 8) Survivors (n = 19) Non-survivors (n = 8)
IL-4 242 ± 169 243 ± 69 51 ± 22 169 ± 78**
IL-6 297 ± 497 374 ± 285 199 ± 197 620 ± 559*
IL-6r 70 ± 25 80 ± 7 17 ± 19 98 ± 43**
IL-8 377 ± 95 711 ± 102*** 1102 ± 810 6496 ± 2543***
IL-10 69 ± 43 85 ± 69 73 ± 17 240 ± 70***
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.001, ***p < 0.0001 versus survivors group.