Mean postoperative changes in serum PCT (A); lactate (B); IL-6 (C); CRP (D). Changes from day of surgery (D0) to Day 6 after surgery (D6) in the septic (S) and nonseptic (NS) groups. PCT and IL-6 are statistically significant in the S and NS groups from D2. * indicates p < 0.05. ** indicates p < 0.01. ***indicates p < 0.001.
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