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Table 2 Changes in perioperative cytokine levels after breast cancer surgery

From: The effect of propofol and sevoflurane on cancer cell, natural killer cell, and cytotoxic T lymphocyte function in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery: an in vitro analysis

  Preop   Post 1 h   Post 24 h  
  Propofol
(n = 23)
Sevoflurane
(n = 21)
P Propofol
(n = 23)
Sevoflurane
(n = 21)
P Propofol
(n = 23)
Sevoflurane
(n = 21)
P
TNF-α 410 (390–470) 404 ± 42 0.175 390 (390–430) 400 (370–455) 0.953 420 (390–430) 417 ± 25 0.958
IL-6 90 (80–100) 90 (90–95) 0.542 100 (90–100) 90 (90–100) 0.511 90 (90–100) 90 (90–100) 0.774
IL-10 490 (450–550) 470 (445–525) 0.430 490 (440–550) 450 (435–520) 0.340 470 (430–570) 470 (440–500) 0.906
  1. Data are expressed as median (25–75%) or means ± standard deviation
  2. Abbreviations: Preop after anaesthesia induction, Post 1 h postoperative 1 h, Post 24 h postoperative 24 h, Propofol Propofol group, Sevoflurane sevoflurane group, TNF-α tumour necrosis factor-alpha, IL interleukin
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