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Table 3 Inflammatory markers in the endotoxin-exposed piglets (median and range) (pg/mg protein, except plasma where pg/mg)

From: Mechanical ventilation worsens abdominal edema and inflammation in porcine endotoxemia

  Liver Intestine Lung Plasma
Median (range) IL-6 TNFα IL-6 TNFα IL-6 TNFα IL-6 TNFα
CPAP 5 2.06
(1.7-2.4)
1.67*
(1.7-2.5)
1.91*
(1.1-2.3)
1.10
(0.8-1.6)
20.65
(12.9-34.7)
37.1
(31.1-45.9)
1526
(1526-2500)
566.0
(410-1132)
PEEP 5 5.53
(1.8-9.3)
5.18
(2.4-9.3)
6.21
(2.2-7.8)
2.70
(1.0-4.8)
34.2
(9.2-42.4)
43.9
(22.1-46.6)
2500
(1104-2500)
590.3
(288-724)
PEEP 15 2.87
(1.8-9.7)
3.88
(2.2-8.1)
3.23
(1.2-6.4)
2.24
(1.5-2.7)
23.1
(7.7-37.8)
44.1
(31.4-48.0)
953.9
(445-2500)
482.6
(291-818)
  1. aSignificantly different from PEEP.