Impaired neutrophil chemotaxis after cardiac surgery.

  title={Impaired neutrophil chemotaxis after cardiac surgery.},
  author={Reinhold H Jensen and Merete Storgaard and R Vedelsdal and Nicolai Obel},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={29 3},
Chemotaxis of circulating peripheral neutrophils was studied in 12 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Tests of neutrophil chemotaxis were made preoperatively and 16-20 hours postoperatively, using a multipore filter assay. Statistically significant postoperative decrease was demonstrated in both stimulated and random neutrophil migration (p = 0.012 and p = 0.009, respectively). Although the peripheral neutrophil count showed a statistically significant postoperative increase (p = 0… CONTINUE READING