Volume 3 Supplement 1
Monitoring of plasma lipid peroxide level after abdominal aortic reconstruction in humans
© Current Science Ltd 1999
Published: 16 March 2000
Aortic reconstructive surgery is associated with post-ischemic reperfusion and oxidative stress. It is expected that oxidative stress should be self-limiting during healing process in the postoperative period. Lipid hydroperoxides (LHP) are one of oxidative stress markers therefore we evaluated changes in LHP level in the course of uncomplicated healing in patients who underwent abdominal aortic reconstruction. Ten male patients, aged 56–74 years (mean 65.5 ± 6.01) with abdominal aortic aneurysm or aortoiliac occlusive disease were submitted to aortic grafting operation. LHP concentration was measured in blood samples collected via central line prior to (P), at the end of (E) and 1 h, 24 h, 48 h and 72 h after surgery. The results are presented as mean ± SEM. *Nonparametric one-way ANOVA-Kruskal-Wallis test.