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Table 3 Correlation between the ablation energy and significantly elevated cytokines

From: Effect of microwave ablation treatment of hepatic malignancies on serum cytokine levels

  Energy
vs.
IL-2 24 h post-MWA
Energy
vs.
IL-1β 15 d post-MWA
Energy
vs.
IL-6 15 d post-MWA
Energy
vs.
IL-8 15 d post-MWA
Energy
vs.
IL-10 15 d post-MWA
Energy
vs.
TNF-α 15 d post-MWA
Spearman’s r 0.3501 −0.06957 0.2911 0.1986 0.1205 0.04439
P value (one-tailed) 0.0107* 0.3288 0.0291* 0.1009 0.2208 0.3887
  1. *, p < 0.05