Association between inflammatory mediators and response to inhaled nitric oxide in a model of endotoxin-induced lung injury

Trachsel, Sebastien; Deby-Dupont, Ginette; Maurenbrecher, Edwige; Nys, Monique; Lamy, Maurice; Hedenstierna, Göran (2008). Association between inflammatory mediators and response to inhaled nitric oxide in a model of endotoxin-induced lung injury. Critical care, 12(5), R131. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/cc7099

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INTRODUCTION: Inhaled nitric oxide (INO) allows selective pulmonary vasodilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome and improves PaO2 by redistribution of pulmonary blood flow towards better ventilated parenchyma. One-third of patients are nonresponders to INO, however, and it is difficult to predict who will respond. The aim of the present study was to identify, within a panel of inflammatory mediators released during endotoxin-induced lung injury, specific mediators that are associated with a PaO2 response to INO. METHODS: After animal ethics committee approval, pigs were anesthetized and exposed to 2 hours of endotoxin infusion. Levels of cytokines, prostanoid, leucotriene and endothelin-1 (ET-1) were sampled prior to endotoxin exposure and hourly thereafter. All animals were exposed to 40 ppm INO: 28 animals were exposed at either 4 hours or 6 hours and a subgroup of nine animals was exposed both at 4 hours and 6 hours after onset of endotoxin infusion. RESULTS: Based on the response to INO, the animals were retrospectively placed into a responder group (increase in PaO2 > or = 20%) or a nonresponder group. All mediators increased with endotoxin infusion although no significant differences were seen between responders and nonresponders. There was a mean difference in ET-1, however, with lower levels in the nonresponder group than in the responder group, 0.1 pg/ml versus 3.0 pg/ml. Moreover, five animals in the group exposed twice to INO switched from responder to nonresponder and had decreased ET-1 levels (3.0 (2.5 to 7.5) pg/ml versus 0.1 (0.1 to 2.1) pg/ml, P < 0.05). The pulmonary artery pressure and ET-1 level were higher in future responders to INO. CONCLUSIONS: ET-1 may therefore be involved in mediating the response to INO.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy

UniBE Contributor:

Trachsel, Sébastien

ISSN:

1364-8535

ISBN:

18954441

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:03

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2018 12:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/cc7099

PubMed ID:

18954441

Web of Science ID:

000261561100019

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.27306

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27306 (FactScience: 105953)

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