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

<p>Plasma samples from 11 swine (7 survivors and 4 non-survivors) taken at different time points (see <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0008406#pone-0008406-g003" target="_blank">Figs. 3A</a> and <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0008406#pone-0008406-g007" target="_blank">7</a>) were assayed for TNF-α (A), IL-10 (B), IL-6 (C) and NO<sub>2</sub><sup>-</sup>/NO<sub>3</sub><sup>-</sup> (D) as described in the <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0008406#s2" target="_blank"><i>Materials and Methods</i></a>. Results represent the mean±5<sup>th</sup> and 95<sup>th</sup> percentile.</p>