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Table 3 Correlations between perioperative MIF serum levels and SOFA score.a

From: High Postoperative Blood Levels of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Are Associated with Less Organ Dysfunction in Patients after Cardiac Surgery

MIF serum levels SOFA POD 1 SOFA POD 2 SOFA POD 3
Preoperative    
Correlation r 0.327 0.310 0.078
p 0.018 0.281 0.831
n 52 14 10
Admission to the ICU    
Correlation r −0.190 −0.444 0.634
p 0.178 0.111 0.049
n 52 14 10
4 h after admission to the ICU    
Correlation r −0.392 0.537 0.755
p 0.401 0.048 0.012
n 52 14 10
MIFAUC    
Correlation r −0.360 −0.175 −0.446
p 0.009 0.551 0.196
n 52 14 10
POD 1    
Correlation r −0.248 −0.583 −0.734
p 0.077 0.029 0.016
n 52 14 10
  1. aBold items were significant (P< 0.05).