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Table 1 Results of temporal changes and significance

From: Monitoring of procalcitonin, IL-6 and brain natriuretic peptide for sepsis diagnosis in cardiac surgery

  T0 T1 T2 T3 T4
PCT (ng/ml)
   Nonseptic 0.04 0.04 0.58 0.34 0.34
   Septic 0.04 0.15 2.63 1.87 0.74
   P NS <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.01
IL-6 (pg/ml)
   Nonseptic 12 160 129 78 75
   Septic 18 184 145 261 92
   P NS NS NS <0.01 NS
BNP
   Nonseptic 159 154 347 428 492
   Septic 373 627 731 756 798
   P <0.01 < 0.01 <0.01 <0.05 <0.05