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Effects of desflurane on the pig intestinal circulation during hypotension
Umeå Universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8987-9909
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1999 (English)Other (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to analyze the perfusion pressure dependency for the splanchnic vascular effects of desflurane (DES). METHODS: We measured portal blood flow (QPORT, perivascular ultrasound) and jejunal mucosal perfusion (JMP; laser Doppler) in pentobarbital-anesthetized pigs (n=10). Experimentally, decreases in mean arterial pressure (MAP) were produced by pericardial infusions of dextran. The protocol included sets of measurements at incremental doses of DES (1, 2, 4 and 6%) prior to and during pericardial infusions. RESULTS: Although QPORT and JMP decreased significantly during pericardial infusions, DES, irrespective of dose, did not reduce QPORT until MAP had decreased below 65-70 mm Hg. In higher MAP ranges, vasodilation in pre-portal tissues was powerful enough to maintain QPORT in spite of concurrent decreases in driving arterial pressure, as produced by either DES or pericardial infusion, or by a combination of both. We found no effects of DES on JMP even at very low MAP (about 40 mm Hg during pericardial infusion), indicating that the normal physiological response of the small intestine to redistribute blood flow from deeper to more superficial layers during hypotension was unimpaired by DES. CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest a wide dose-tolerability of DES as regards the splanchnic circulation during hypotensive states.

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Anesthetics, Inhalation/*pharmacology, Animals, Blood Flow Velocity/drug effects, Cardiac Output/drug effects, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Female, Heart Rate/drug effects, Hypotension/*physiopathology, Intestinal Mucosa/blood supply, Intestines/*blood supply, Isoflurane/*analogs & derivatives/pharmacology, Jejunum/blood supply, Laser-Doppler Flowmetry, Oxygen/blood, Portal Pressure/drug effects, Portal Vein/physiology, Stroke Volume/drug effects, Swine, Vascular Resistance/drug effects
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Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-58860ISBN: 0001-5172 (Print) 0001-5172 (Linking)OAI: diva2:474819
Sundeman, H Aneman, A Broome, M Haney, M Johansson, G Haggmark, S Biber, B Winso, O Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Denmark Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 1999 Nov;43(10):1069-77. NR 20140805Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-09 Last updated: 2012-01-10Bibliographically approved

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