A Human Vascular Model Based on Microdialysis for the Assessment of the Vasoconstrictive Dose-Response Effects of Norepinephrine and Vasopressin in Skin
2012 (English)In: Microcirculation, ISSN 1073-9688, Vol. 19, no 4, 352-359 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract Objective: Microdialysis enables drug delivery in the skin and simultaneous measurement of their effects. The present study aimed to evaluate dose-dependent changes in blood flow and metabolism during microdialysis of norepinephrine and vasopressin. Methods: We investigated whether increasing concentrations of norepinephrine (NE, 1.859 mu mol/L) and vasopressin (VP, 1100 nmol/L), delivered sequentially in one catheter or simultaneously through four catheters, yield dose-dependent changes in blood flow (as measured using urea clearance) and metabolism (glucose and lactate). Results: We found a significant dose-dependent vasoconstriction with both drugs. Responses were characterized by a sigmoid dose response model. Urea in the dialysate increased from a baseline of 7.9 +/- 1.7 to 10.9 +/- 0.9 mmol/L for the highest concentration of NE (p andlt; 0.001) and from 8.1 +/- 1.4 to 10.0 +/- 1.7 mmol/L for the highest concentration of VP (p = 0.037). Glucose decreased from 2.3 +/- 0.7 to 0.41 +/- 0.18 mmol/L for NE (p = 0.001) and from 2.7 +/- 0.6 to 1.3 +/- 0.5 mmol/L for VP (p andlt; 0.001). Lactate increased from 1.1 +/- 0.4 to 2.6 +/- 0.5 mmol/L for NE (p = 0.005) and from 1.1 +/- 0.4 to 2.6 +/- 0.5 mmol/L for VP (p = 0.008). There were no significant differences between responses from a single catheter and from those obtained simultaneously using multiple catheters. Conclusions: Microdialysis in the skin, either with a single catheter or using multiple catheters, offers a useful tool for studying dose response effects of vasoactive drugs on local blood flow and metabolism without inducing any systemic effects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare / John Wiley and Sons , 2012. Vol. 19, no 4, 352-359 p.
microdialysis, urea, skin, noradrenalin, vasopressin, dose-response, pharmacodynamics, human, vasoconstriction
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77530DOI: 10.1111/j.1549-8719.2012.00170.xISI: 000303159500008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77530DiVA: diva2:528605
Funding Agencies|Berzelius Clinical Research Center AB, Linkoping, Sweden||2012-05-282012-05-222013-01-09