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Figure 3: Kaplan-Meier PI survival curves. (a) shows survival plot for PI derived from univariate model, embracing 2 cytokines. A cut-off of 1.5 was chosen to divide cohort of patients in short (<6 months) and long (>6 months) survival times. (b) shows survival plot for PI derived from multivariate model, embracing 5 cytokines. A cut-off of 17 was chosen to divide cohort of patients in short (<6 months) and long (>6 months) survival times. Both PI cut-off values were established considering the best discrimination between poor and fair prognosis. The values for the log-rank tests are shown for both comparisons.