Thyroid function changes and cytokine alterations following major surgery.


To establish whether cytokine release is implicated in thyroid hormone changes during surgical stress we studied 36 adult patients (20 men; mean age +/- SD: 68.5 +/- 10.5 years) undergoing elective major abdominal operations. We measured tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8 and IL-10 and thyrotropin (TSH), free thyroxine (FT(4)) and… (More)


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