Research Article

Relation of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor to Pulmonary Hemodynamics and Vascular Structure and Carbamyl-Phosphate Synthetase I Genetic Variations in Pediatric Patients with Congenital Cardiac Shunts

Figure 1

Serum MIF levels in patients compared to controls. (a) MIF levels tended to decrease with increasing age. Using analysis of covariance, and , respectively, for the age effect and between-groups difference. For the whole study population, the equation was – 79.3x (), . On the bottom, MIF levels are shown as original values (b, unadjusted geometric means with 95% CI) and after adjustment for age (c, estimated marginal means with SE).