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Low-Dose Steroid Therapy Is Associated with Decreased IL-12 Production in PBMCs of Severe Septic Patients

Table 7

Generalized linear model analysis for the change in TGF-1 response to identify independent factors among clinical characteristics and steroid use.

Change in TGF-1 response or (rho) value

Age0.2960.0390.789
Sex0.351
 Male−32.608−13.4, −253.9–173.7
 Female00.0, −133.6–0.0
APACHE II−5.110−0.2820.051
Septic shock0.350
 Yes42.5980.0, −253.9–173.7
 No00.0, −155.8–66.8
Low-dose steroid0.388
 Yes−36.088−13.4, −253.9–66.8
 No00.0, −155.8–173.7
Mortality0.066
 Yes−75.079−96.5, −253.8–13.4
 No00.0, −229.0–173.7

TGF = transforming growth factor; APACHE = Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation.
Data are presented as the median and range (in pg/mL) for categorical variables or the Spearman rank correlation coefficient (rho) value for continuous variables.
0 is set as a reference.

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