- Aortic ischemia-reperfusion (IR) is an important factor in the development of postoperative acute lung injury following abdominal aortic surgery. The aim of our study was to examine the effect of β-glucan on lung injury induced by abdominal aortic IR in rats.
- Intestinal ischemia-reperfusion is a common medical event associated with both clinical and experimental distant organ injury. In particular, the lung tissue appears to be susceptible to injury resulting from systemic inflammatory mediator activation. Drotrecogin α (activated) or recombinant human activated protein C has antithrombotic, anti-inflammatory, and profibrinolytic properties. We hypothesized that APC infusion would decrease lung inflammation and ameliorate lung injury resulting from intestinal ischemia-reperfusion (IIR).
- Renal injury induced by aortic ischemia-reperfusion (IR) is an important factor in the development of postoperative acute renal failure following abdominal aortic surgery. Endothelin (ET) is involved in the development of renal injury induced by aortic IR and tezosentan (R0 61-0612) is a specific ET receptor antagonist. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of tezosentan on renal injury induced by abdominal aortic IR in rats.