Responses of interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor during and after cardiac surgery undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass and pancreatoduodenectomy

To evaluate the effect of cardiopulmonary bypass on immunological function, we measured interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in 12 patients undergoing cardiac surgery during and after cardiopulmonary bypass, and in 10 patients with pancreatoduodenectomy. Plasma IL-6 levels were determined using the Human Interleukin 6 ELISA Kit, and TNF… CONTINUE READING