Thyroid function changes and cytokine alterations following major surgery.

Abstract

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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