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Table 3 Plasma cytokine and soluble mediator levels and FDG-PET scanning results

From: Cerebral FDG-PET scanning abnormalities in optimally treated HIV patients

  Normal PET
n = 17
Abnormal PET
n = 21
p-valuea
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD  
BDNF ng/ml 5.3 ± 4.5 4.2 ± 3.6 0.4
TNF pg/ml 0.8 ± 0.4 1.1 ± 0.6 0.08*
suPAR ng/ml 3.7 ± 0.7 4.2 ± 1.1 0.1
IL-6 log pg/ml 0.07 ± 0.4 0.26 ± 0.3 0.08*
  1. a p values, equal variance of means assumed. *p-values < 0.05 considered significant, values between 0.05 and 0.099 considered borderline significant.