Association of Increased Plasma Interleukin-6 and TNF-α Levels in Donors with the Complication Rates in Liver Transplant Recipients

@inproceedings{Azarpira2013AssociationOI,
  title={Association of Increased Plasma Interleukin-6 and TNF-α Levels in Donors with the Complication Rates in Liver Transplant Recipients},
  author={Negar Azarpira and Saman Nikeghbalian and Kourosh Kazemi and Bita Geramizadeh and Zahra Malekpour and Seyed Ali Malek-hosseini},
  booktitle={International journal of organ transplantation medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Solid organ transplantation is the only definitive treatment available for patients with end-stage organ failure. Organs procured from brain-death donors are the main source of transplants. Following brain death, a burst of inflammatory reaction develops; it is characterized by increased plasma levels of cytokines. This inflammatory reaction has been associated with increased early allograft dysfunction. OBJECTIVE In this study, we test if the increased inflammatory response in… CONTINUE READING
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