Urea Clearance: A New Technique Based on Microdialysis to Assess Liver Blood Flow Studied in a Pig Model of Ischemia/Reperfusion
2010 (English)In: EUROPEAN SURGICAL RESEARCH, ISSN 0014-312X, Vol. 45, no 2, 105-112 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Delayed detection of ischemia is one of the most feared postoperative complications. Early detection of impaired blood flow and close monitoring of the organ-specific metabolic status may therefore be critical for the surgical outcome. Urea clearance is a new technique for continuous monitoring of alterations in blood flow and metabolic markers with acceptable temporal characteristics. We compare this new microdialysis technique with the established microdialysis ethanol technique to assess hepatic blood flow. Six pigs were used in a liver ischemia/reperfusion injury model. Microdialysis catheters were placed in liver segment IV and all circulation was stopped for 80 min, followed by reperfusion for 220 min. Urea and ethanol clearance was calculated from the dialysate and correlated with metabolic changes. A laser Doppler probe was used as reference of restoration of blood flow. Both urea and ethanol clearance reproducibly depicted changes in liver blood flow in relation to metabolic changes and laser Doppler measurements. The two techniques highly correlated both overall and during the reperfusion phase (r = 0.8) and the changes were paralleled by altered perfusion as recorded by laser Doppler.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
S. Karger AG , 2010. Vol. 45, no 2, 105-112 p.
Liver perfusion, Lactate, Ethanol, Metabolism, Recovery
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62299DOI: 10.1159/000319868ISI: 000283851400006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-62299DiVA: diva2:372579