Sequential periods of preconditioning decrease laparoscopy-related elevations in hepatic TNF-alpha and IL-6 levels in rats

Altindis M., Yilmaz S., Polat C., Serteser M.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A, vol.14, no.6, pp.380-383, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Laparoscopy induces an ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury that elicits the production of inflammatory cytokines. The aim of this study was to test whether laparoscopic preconditioning (LP) could change hepatic inflammatory response.