Aim: To evaluate peritoneal resorption capacity for lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in a model of chemical peritonitis. Methods: Zymosan peritonitis was induced in anesthetized rats. LPS was injected intraperitoneally to different groups at 4 h (n = 10), 8 h (n = 9), 12 h (n = 9), and 24 h (n = 9) after peritonitis and to a control group (n = 8). Similarly, IL-6 was injected intraperitoneally to different groups at 4 h (n = 9), 8 h (n = 10), 12 h (n = 10), and 24 h (n = 10) after peritonitis, and to a control group (n = 10). Plasma levels of LPS or IL-6 were measured immediately after intraperitoneal injections of LPS or IL-6, respectively, and at 5, 15, 30, 45, and 60 min later. Results: There was no change over time in plasma LPS levels in the groups receiving LPS intraperitoneally (p = 0.4). There was highly significant change over time in the IL-6 level in the studied time periods in the groups receiving IL-6 intraperitoneally (p < 0.0001). There was an increase in the plasma IL-6 level when sampled at 4 h after peritonitis. Conclusion: There was a reduction of resorption capacity of inflamed peritoneum for inflammatory mediators in acute chemical peritonitis.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||European Surgical Research|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2011|
- Experimental peritonitis
- Inflammatory mediators
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