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Serum S100 as a marker of cerebral injury in acute liver failure (ALF) and during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)
Critical Care volume 3, Article number: P223 (2000)
After IRB approval blood samples were taken in 10 patients age 20-51 years with ALF. Blood was taken before OLT (A), during the anhepatic phase (B), 30 min after reperfusion (C), and on days 1 (D) and 4 (E) post-OLT. The blood was centrifuged and serum stored at -70°C. S100 was analysed using an immunoluminometric assay.
Serum S100 (X ± SEM) was elevated prior to OLT (normal < 0.12 µg/l). By day 4 post-OLT S100 had fallen in all patients except one. This patient subsequently died.
Serum S100 is elevated in ALF and encephalopathy. We observed a rise in S100 during OLT in these patients. The role of S100 as a marker of neuronal injury in ALF and OLT warrants further investigation.
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Leonard, S., Watts, A., Parmar, K. et al. Serum S100 as a marker of cerebral injury in acute liver failure (ALF) and during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Crit Care 3 (Suppl 1), P223 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1186/cc596