Assessment of liver allograft function by hyaluronic acid and endothelin levels.

@article{Suehiro1997AssessmentOL,
  title={Assessment of liver allograft function by hyaluronic acid and endothelin levels.},
  author={Taketoshi Suehiro and Peter Boros and Sukru H. Emre and Patricia A. Sheiner and Stephen R. Guy and Myron Eliot Schwartz and Charles A. Miller},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={1997},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={123-8}
}
BACKGROUND Sinusoidal endothelial cells are considered the primary site of preservation-reperfusion injury occurring during cold storage and reperfusion. Hyaluronic acid (HA) and endothelin-1 (ET) are markers of endothelial cell integrity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible correlation between these markers and early graft function following liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Blood samples were collected from 85 adult orthotopic liver transplant recipients at the… CONTINUE READING