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Table 3 Linear regression analysis of CSF cytokine in different time and clinical outcome

From: A preliminary study on the characteristics of Th1/Th2 immune response in cerebrospinal fluid of AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis

Cytokine Item β (95% CI) Wald χ2 P value
IL-2 Time    
  Baseline 0a   
  Week 2 −0.079(−0.141,-0.017) 6.190 0.013
  Week 4 −0.044(−0.145,0.058) 0.711 0.399
  Outcome    
  Survival 0a   
  Death 0.030(−0.044,0.104) 0.622 0.430
IL-13 Time    
  Baseline 0a   
  Week 2 −1.039(−1.910,-0.168) 5.466 0.019
  Week 4 2.137(−3.364,7.638) 0.580 0.446
  Outcome    
  Survival 0a   
  Death −1.475(−3.066,0.116) 3.304 0.069
IL-17A Time    
  Baseline 0a   
  Week 2 −0.209(−0.360,-0.058) 7.327 0.007
  Week 4 −0.145(−0.311,0.021) 2.929 0.087
  Outcome    
  Survival 0a   
  Death 0.239(−0.038,0.516) 2.849 0.091
VEGF-A Time    
  Baseline 0a   
  Week 2 −0.053(−0.101,-0.005) 4.619 0.032
  Week 4 −0.103(− 0.196,-0.010) 4.713 0.030
  Outcome    
  Survival 0a   
  Death −0.130(−0.293,0.033) 2.456 0.117
  1. IL Interleukin, VEGF-A Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A, a Set to zero because this parameter is redundant