Table 3.

Correlation (r) between serum cytokine concentration and albumin levels before and after aspirin treatment in all dialysis patientsa

CytokineAlbumin
Before AspirinAfter Aspirin
IL-1β−0.430.55
IL-6−0.01−0.18
IL-8−0.270.05
TNF-α0.43−0.13
IL-2−0.420.42
IL-4−0.46−0.76b
IL-10−0.13−0.56
  • a There was no correlation between either pre- or posttreatment cytokine and albumin levels except for a strong negative correlation between posttreatment IL-4 and albumin levels.

  • b P < 0.05.