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Table 1 Analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of multiple trauma patients (n = 56) who did and did not progress to ARDS

From: The Regulation of Interleukin-8 by Hypoxia in Human Macrophages—A Potential Role in the Pathogenesis of the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Bal Fluid Patients who did not Progress to ARDS Patients who Progressed to ARDS P Value
Total protein µg/ml 190 ± 98 240 ± 142 0.6
IL-8 pg/ml 206 ± 288 1425 ± 1841 0.0001
Endotoxin pg/ml 4.5 ± 3.6 5.5 ± 3.8 0.8
Neutrophils (%) 5 (0.5–10)* 4.5 (18)* 0.8
  1. *Results expressed as mean ± s.d. except [median (range)].