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Table 2 Comparison of the levels of TNF-α, IL-8, IL-6 and TGF-β1 in peritoneal fluid

From: A cross-sectional study on the correlation between cytokines in a pelvic environment and tubal factor infertility

  Fibroids group
(n = 29)
Primary infertility group (n = 27) Secondary infertility group (n = 30)
  p-value   p-value
IL-8 15.34 ± 0.41 19.47 ± 3.51a 2.71769E-7 111.44 ± 207.42b 8.7245E-20
IL-6 15.67 ± 0.52 20.08 ± 3.51a 9.62185E-7 80.01 ± 109.91b 4.74483-17
TGF-β1 45.34 ± 0.41 49.47 ± 3.51a 3.44894E-10 82.54 ± 115.99b 4.85473E-9
TNF-α 34.63 ± 0.56 36.88 ± 2.67a 1.50071E-5 129.73 ± 183.4b 1.45237E-22
  1. aindicates statistical significance between Primary infertility group vs. Fibroids group
  2. bindicates statistical significance between Secondary infertility group vs. Fibroids group