Relevance of Serum Leptin and Leptin-Receptor Concentrations in Critically Ill Patients
Prognostic relevance of serum leptin-receptor in critically ill patients. (a) Kaplan-Meier survival curves of ICU patients () are displayed, showing that patients with high leptin-receptor levels (32 ng/m/L, black) have an increased mortality as compared to patients with low serum leptin-receptor (32 ng/mL, grey). -value from Cox regression analysis is .034. (b) Patients that die during follow-up period treatment (, 51.8%) have significantly () higher serum leptin-receptor levels on admittance to ICU than survivors (, 48.2%). Box plot are displayed, where the dotted line indicates the median per group, the box represents 50% of the values, and horizontal lines show minimum and maximum values of the calculated nonoutlier values; asterixes and open circles indicate outlier values.
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