Serum interleukin 6, C-reactive protein and pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor (PSTI) as acute phase reactants after major thoraco-abdominal surgery.

Abstract

We measured serum immunoreactive interleukin 6 (IL-6) levels in patients after major thoraco-abdominal surgery and compared them with changes in serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor (PSTI) levels. Serum IL-6 levels were elevated earlier than serum CRP or PSTI. There were significant relationships between the peak levels… (More)

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