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Relation of prostanoids to strength of hypoxic vasoconstriction in dogs with lobar atelectasis.
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PMID:  3839788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In dogs with acute lobar atelectasis, meclofenamate administration decreases shunt fraction uniformly and moderately without abolishing the wide variation of strength of hypoxic vasoconstriction and resultant variability of shunt fraction (J. Appl. Physiol. 54: 284-289, 1983). To further assess the role of prostanoids, we measured prostanoid metabolites as well as shunt fraction and pressor response to alveolar hypoxia. In six intact anesthetized dogs with acute left lower lobe atelectasis, shunt fraction during normoxia was measured with SF6. Levels of 6-ketoprostaglandin F1 alpha (6-keto-PGF1 alpha) and thromboxane B2 in arterial, mixed venous, and left lower lobe venous blood were measured with the double antibody radioimmunoassay technique. Ten percent O2 was administered to assess pressor response. Twenty-one percent O2 was restarted, meclofenamate was administered, and measurements were repeated 30 min later. Atelectasis did not elevate levels of prostanoid metabolites. 6-Keto-PGF1 alpha averaged 88 +/- 65 pg/ml prior to atelectasis and 81 +/- 73 pg/ml after atelectasis (F = 0.7, P = NS). Likewise, thromboxane B2 values were normal. No transpulmonary concentration differences were found. 6-Keto-PGF1 alpha did not correlate with shunt values, which ranged from 14 to 35% (mean 21%). Meclofenamate effectively blocked cyclooxygenase, as demonstrated by decreases in prostanoid metabolite levels. It seems likely that in dogs with acute atelectasis prostacyclin localized in the pulmonary vasculature decreases strength of hypoxic vasoconstriction modestly and uniformly without raising blood levels of prostacyclin metabolite.
R C Garrett; H M Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  59     ISSN:  8750-7587     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-03     Completed Date:  1985-10-03     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502536     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol (1985)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
6-Ketoprostaglandin F1 alpha / blood
Anoxia / blood,  etiology,  physiopathology*
Hemodynamics / drug effects
Meclofenamic Acid / pharmacology
Prostaglandins / metabolism*
Pulmonary Atelectasis / complications*
Thromboxane B2 / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Prostaglandins; 54397-85-2/Thromboxane B2; 58962-34-8/6-Ketoprostaglandin F1 alpha; 644-62-2/Meclofenamic Acid

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