Relationship between Early Inflammatory Response and Clinical Evolution of the Severe Multiorgan Failure in Mechanical Circulatory Support-Treated Patients
(a) Time course of plasma TNF-α, (b) IL-6, (c) IL-8 levels, and (d) urine neopterin/creatinine ratio in patients that experienced postoperative maximal tSOFA score < 11 (group A: empty box-plots), and patients with postoperative maximal tSOFA score ≥ 11, with positive (group B: light gray box-plots) or negative (group C: dark gray box-plots) 3-month outcome. values are for differences among groups at each time-point by Kruskall-Wallis text. * versus group A by Mann-Whitney text corrected by Bonferroni. ° versus group B by Mann-Whitney text corrected by Bonferroni.