Prospective evaluation of the systemic immune response following abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy

@article{Malik2001ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of the systemic immune response following abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy},
  author={Eduard Malik and Olaf Buchweitz and Michael M{\"u}ller-Steinhardt and Philip Kressin and Annette Meyhoefer-Malik and Klaus M. Diedrich},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2001},
  volume={15},
  pages={463-466}
}
Alterations in serum levels of cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) and acute-phase protein C-reactive protein (CRP) correlate directly with extent of tissue damage and inflammatory reaction. We therefore prospectively compared the postoperative levels of IL-6 and CRP following abdominal (AH), vaginal (VH), and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). A total of 29 patients were included in the study (10 VH, 10 LAVH, 9 AH). Nine blood samples were taken from each patient at various time… CONTINUE READING
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