Effect of peritoneal lavage on TNF-alpha, IL-1beta, and IL-6 levels and mortality in intraabdominal infections.


The mortality rate of intra-abdominal infections is high, and new prognostic factors are being investigated. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin (IL)-1beta, and IL-6 are among these factors. Intraoperative peritoneal lavage is part of surgical treatment for intra-abdominal infection. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of… (More)