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0589. Pravastatin exerts opposite effects on splanchnic microcirculatory oxygenation during sham or septic conditions in an animal model of polymicrobial sepsis
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- Published: 26 September 2014
- Sham Animal
- Microvascular Function
- Septic Condition
- Polymicrobial Sepsis
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of pravastatin on the microcirculatory oxygenation of the colon in a rodent model of polymicrobial sepsis.
The data derive from a total of 40 experiments on rats studied with approval of the local animal care and use committee. Pravastatin (0.2 mg/kg) or NaCl were injected subcutaneously 18 h prior to sepsis induction (colon ascendens stent peritonitis) or sham operation. 24 h after induction of sepsis the animals were re-laparotomized under general anaesthesia and received ongoing fluid replacement and pressure-limited ventilation for 120 min. Macrohemodynamic variables were recorded and microcirculatory oxygen supply (µDO2) and post-capillary oxygen saturation (µHbO2) of the colon were measured simultaneously via laser Doppler and tissue reflectance spectrophotometry, respectively. Data are presented as means±SD, 2-way ANOVA followed by Dunnett (vs. baseline) or Tukey (between groups).
3.) Macrohaemodynamic variables and microcirculatory oxygen supply of the colon did not differ between the groups.
Pravastatin has opposite effects on splanchnic microcirculatory oxygenation depending on septic or non-septic conditions. These effects are independent of the macrocirculation or microcirculatory oxygen supply.
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