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BACKGROUND Pulmonary complications after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) include high morbidity and mortality. Experimental data have suggested hepatic ischemia and reperfusion are induced by pro-inflammatory cytokines. The high level of inflammatory cytokines might additionally influence pulmonary capillary fluid filtration. The objectives of this(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of chronic virus- related liver disease severity on propofol requirements. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, 48 male patients with chronic hepatitis B infection were divided into three groups according to Child-Turcotte-Pugh classification of liver function (groups A, B, and C with(More)
BACKGROUND The clearance of propofol is very rapid, and its transformation takes place mainly in the liver. Some reports indicated extrahepatic clearance of the drug and that the lungs are the likely place where the process occurs. This study was undertaken to compare the plasma concentrations of propofol both in the pulmonary and radial arteries after(More)
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