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Table 3 Area under the curve between-group comparisons

From: Choice of anesthetic technique on plasma concentrations of interleukins and cell adhesion molecules

  Total intravenous anesthesia (n= 44) Isoflurane (n= 44) P value
IL-1β (pg·hour/ml) 3.4 (3.0 to 4.3) 3.3 (2.9 to 4.0) 0.428
IL-6 (pg·hour/ml) 33.0 (21.6 to 44.9) 78.0 (52.2 to 109.1) 0.006
IL-8 (pg·hour/ml) 49.0 (39.6 to 67.0) 54.0(47.2 to 82.6) 0.285
IL-10 (pg·hour/ml) 37.0 (23.8 to 55.4) 26.0 (21.6 to 42.1) 0.151
IL-13 (pg·hour/ml) 93.0 (83.4 to 101.3) 101.0 (89.8 to 112.1) 0.218
Soluble ICAM-1(ng·hour/ml) 213 (188.0 to 242.3) 197 (178.9 to 220.9) 0.488
Soluble VCAM-1(ng·hour/ml) 1,139 (1,029 to 1,188) 1,029 (947 to 1,163) 0.226
  1. Data expressed as median (95% confidence interval). Area-under-the-curve based on preoperative values. Mann–Whitney U tests were used for between-group comparisons; because multiple comparisons were made, P<0.01 was considered statistically significant. Bold data are significant.