Thoracic epidural analgesia augments ileal mucosal capillary perfusion and improves survival in severe acute pancreatitis in rats.

@article{Freise2006ThoracicEA,
  title={Thoracic epidural analgesia augments ileal mucosal capillary perfusion and improves survival in severe acute pancreatitis in rats.},
  author={Hendrik Freise and Stefan Lauer and Soeren Anthonsen and Verena Hlouschek and Evgeny A. Minin and Lars G. Fischer and Markus M. Lerch and Hugo Karel Van Aken and Andreas Wilhelm Sielenk{\"a}mper},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={354-9}
}
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis has been linked to intestinal barrier dysfunction and systemic inflammatory response with high mortality. Thoracic epidural analgesia improves intestinal perfusion. The authors hypothesized that thoracic epidural analgesia influences microcirculation injury, inflammatory response, and outcome of acute pancreatitis in rats… CONTINUE READING