Endotoxin levels in donors and recipients during orthotopic liver transplantation.

@article{Pillay1997EndotoxinLI,
  title={Endotoxin levels in donors and recipients during orthotopic liver transplantation.},
  author={S. Praga Pillay and C V Wynter and Stephen V. Lynch and Daryl Robert Wall and Glenda A. Balderson and Russell W. Strong},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={187-91}
}
BACKGROUND The hypothesis being tested in this paper is that endotoxin levels in donors and in recipients during liver transplantation influences postoperative outcome. METHODS Endotoxin levels in systemic venous and portal venous blood were measured using in 46 adult donors and 44 adult recipients (47 liver transplants) during the period 1992-95. Endotoxin was measured using a modification of the Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) assay. RESULTS In the donor, systemic endotoxin levels were… CONTINUE READING