Effect of intravenous pentoxifylline in inflammatory response in patients undergoing nephrolithotomy.

@article{Izadpanah2009EffectOI,
  title={Effect of intravenous pentoxifylline in inflammatory response in patients undergoing nephrolithotomy.},
  author={F. Izadpanah and M. Mojtahedzadeh and S. M. Kazem Aghamir and D. Atharikia and S. Dashti and A. Abbasi},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          323-8
        }
}
PURPOSE To determine the potential efficacy of intravenous (IV) infusion of pentoxifylline (PTX) before nephrolithotomy on attenuating plasma level of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interleukin (IL)-1, and to investigate whether it prevents postoperative pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 32 patients (American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 1 and 2) who were undergoing general anesthesia for nephrolithotomy were… Expand
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