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Table 4 Levels of interleukins during follow-up

From: Epoetin administrated after cardiac surgery: effects on renal function and inflammation in a randomized controlled study

Variables * All Control EPO 20’000 EPO 40’000 P
pg/ml N = 80 N = 40 N = 20 N = 20  
IL-6 R 207.7 (144.1-301.2) 177.8 (104.7-351.4) 229.5 (159.8-342.9) 250 (177.8-280.3) 0.54
IL-6 96 h 51.7 (20.5-143.4) 48.3 (18.9-139.9) 129.6 (20.5-248.6) 50.7 (27.7-135.3) 0.46
IL-8 R 98.4 (50.4-154.3) 98.4 (46.3-142.8) 105.4 (56–220.4) 96.6 (52.0-148.9) 0.81
IL-8 96 h 40.1 (21.9-124.4) 41.4 (22,5-121.1) 62.3 (20.9-172.4) 30.9 (17.7-104.7) 0.40
  1. *Expressed as median (25th-75th percentiles).
  2. R: randomization. 96 h: 96 hours after randomization.
  3. p compares the 3 treatment groups using log transformation.
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