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Table 3 Correlation of serum and urinary interleukins with patients’ characteristics at enrollment

From: High urinary interleukin-2 in late post-transplant period portends a risk of decline in kidney allograft function: a preliminary study

Parameter IL-2 IL-2/Cr IL-8 IL-8/Cr IL-10 IL-10/Cr
Recipient age at baseline − 0.425a
0.021b
Recipient gender
Deceased donor 0.480
0.018
Impaired initial function 0.319
0.129
Previous acute rejection
Time post-transplant − 0.463
0.012
Serum creatinine 0.444
0.016
0.409
0.028
eGFR at baseline − 0.368
0.049
− 0.396
0.055
− 0.321
0.089
− 0.301
0.112
Serum urea 0.323
0.088
0.436
0.019
0.371
0.074
0.341
0.070
0.365
0.052
Proteinuria/Cr 0.705
< 0.001
0.371
0.047
0.338
0.072
Diuresis
Mean arterial pressure 0.340
0.071
0.349
0.095
0.316
0.095
  1. –, none or weak correlation (rho < 0.3); IL-2, interleukin 2; IL-8, interleukin 8; IL-10, interleukin 10; Cr, creatinine; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate
  2. aSpearman’s correlation coefficient (rho)
  3. bLevel of statistical significance (p)