Total hepatic warm ischemia and reperfusion associated with controlled hemorrhagic shock: effects of neutrophil sequestration in lung of rats

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this experimental work was to study the effects of total hepatic ischemia and reperfusion on the accumulation of neutrophils in the lung of rats, under normal conditions and submitted to controlled hemorrhagic shock state. METHODS: thirty two adult male Wistar rats, were divided into four groups: the Sham group, was submitted to the standard procedures for a period of 60 min. of observation; Shock group, was submitted to controlled hemorrhagic shock (PAM=40 mmHg, 20 min.) followed by volemic resuscitation (lactated Ringer’s solution + blood, 3:1) and reperfusão for 60 min.; Pringle group, was submitted to total hepatic ischemia for 15 min. and reperfusão for 60 min.; The Total group, was submitted to controlled hemorrhagic shock for 15 min. followed by volemic resuscitation (lactated Ringer’s solution + blood, 3:1) and reperfusão for 60 min.). The counting of neutrophils on the lung tissue was performed after the euthanasia of animals. RESULTS: The values found for the counting of neutrophils on the lung tissue indicate that the animals from the Pringle, Total, and Shock groups, did not differ from the Sham group, having the following values: Sham, 21,08± 14,12; Shock, 35,15± 18,74; Pringle, 19,78± 15,38; Total, 23,90± 16,37) (p=0.253). CONCLUSION: Rats submitted to controlled hemorrhagic shock state associated to total hepatic ischemia for 15 minutes, followed by 60 minutes of reperfusion, did not present significant neutrophils accumulation on the lung tissue.

Ischemia; Reperfusion; Hypovolemic shock; Pringle’s maneuver; Neutrophil


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