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Methylprednisolone inhibits increase of interleukin 8 and 6 during open heart surgery.
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PMID:  7614647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been reported that interleukin 8 (IL-8) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) are two of the chemical mediators causing myocardial injury. It is not clear whether treatment with corticosteroids in vitro in these patients can prevent the production of interleukin 8 and 6. This prospective study was conducted to investigate whether methylprednisolone (MP) pretreatment (30 before CPB and before declamping of aorta) influenced the production of IL-8 and 6 in the peripheral circulation in 27 patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass surgery. The IL-8 and IL-6 concentrations were measured by ELISA kit. We also studied the effect of MP pretreatment on postoperative cardiac function. Serum concentration of IL-8 in non-MP-treated patients (37 +/- 44 preoperatively) increased to 169 +/- 86 60 min after declamping of the aorta (P < 0.001). The increase was greater than the increase from 22 +/- 8.9 to 52 +/- 35 in the MP-treated patients (P < 0.01). Serum IL-6 concentration in non-MP-treated patients increased from the preoperative value of 59 +/- 30 to 436 +/- 143 60 min after declamping of the aorta (P < 0.001). The increase was greater than the increase from 36 +/- 15 to 135 +/- 85 in the MP-treated patients (P < 0.01). Furthermore, postoperative cardiac index in MP-treated patients (3.6 +/- 1.1 L.min-1.m-2) was higher than 2.3 +/- 0.8 L.min-1.m-2 of non MP-treated patients (P < 0.05).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
T Kawamura; K Inada; H Okada; K Okada; R Wakusawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthésie     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0832-610X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Anaesth     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-22     Completed Date:  1995-08-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701709     Medline TA:  Can J Anaesth     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-403     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Iwate Medical University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Output / drug effects
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Creatine Kinase / blood
Heart / drug effects
Interleukin-6 / antagonists & inhibitors*,  blood
Interleukin-8 / antagonists & inhibitors*,  blood
Leukocyte Elastase
Methylprednisolone / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Reperfusion
Pancreatic Elastase / blood
Prospective Studies
Pulmonary Wedge Pressure / drug effects
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Interleukin-6; 0/Interleukin-8; 0/Isoenzymes; 83-43-2/Methylprednisolone; EC Kinase; EC Elastase; EC Elastase

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