The inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines with pentoxifylline in the cardiopulmunary bypass lung.


In addition to preventing tissue energy loss during cardiopulmonary bypass, pentoxifylline (Ptx) prevents the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines as well. The aim of this study was to investigate whether Ptx decreases the inflammatory effects of cardiopulmonary bypass on the lungs during open-heart surgery. The patients in the study group (n = 15) who… (More)