Clinical significance of immunopathological findings in patients with post-pericardiotomy syndrome. II. The significance of serum inhibition and rosette inhibitory factors.

@article{Maisch1979ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical significance of immunopathological findings in patients with post-pericardiotomy syndrome. II. The significance of serum inhibition and rosette inhibitory factors.},
  author={Bernhard Maisch and Peter Schuff-Werner and Peter Alfred Berg and Kurt Kochsiek},
  journal={Clinical and experimental immunology},
  year={1979},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={198-203}
}
Serum inhibition factors (SIF) that suppress phytohaemagglutinin-induced blast transformation of normal lymphocytes, and lymphocyte E-rosette inhibitory factors (RIF) that inhibit the T cell-specific property of E-rosette formation were determined in sixty-five patients before and after cardiac surgery. SIF was found in the first post-operative week in almost all patients; patients with complete post-pericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) still had these factors in the fourth postoperative week. The… CONTINUE READING