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From: Citrate confers less filter-induced complement activation and neutrophil degranulation than heparin when used for anticoagulation during continuous venovenous haemofiltration in critically ill patients

Figure 2

Concentration of elastase measured at inlet (C i ) and outlet (C o ) and total mass production rate (Mtp) over time (median and interquartile range). Results of generalized estimating equations (symbols: no anticoagulation ■ heparin ▲ citrate) for elastase in A. Ci: increases over time, most in the no anticoagulation group (P = 0.002 for interaction). B. Co: increases over time (P = 0.012). C. Mtp: highest in the heparin group (P = 0.049), decreases over time most in the heparin group (P = 0.002 for interaction).

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