Plasma cytokine and nitrite/nitrate levels in survivos vs. non-survivors in a swine model of anterolateral thoracotomy + hemorrhagic shock.

Plasma samples from 11 swine (7 survivors and 4 non-survivors) taken at different time points (see Figs. 3A and 7) were assayed for TNF-α (A), IL-10 (B), IL-6 (C) and NO2-/NO3- (D) as described in the Materials and Methods. Results represent the mean±5th and 95th percentile.