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Minimally invasive Real Time Monitoring of mitochondrial NADH and tissue blood flow in the urethral wall during hemorrhage and resuscitation

Clavijo, JA and Van Bastelaar, J and Pinsky, MR and Puyana, JC and Mayevsky, A (2008) Minimally invasive Real Time Monitoring of mitochondrial NADH and tissue blood flow in the urethral wall during hemorrhage and resuscitation. Medical Science Monitor, 14 (9). ISSN 1234-1010

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Background: The ideal endpoint of resuscitation after severe hemorrhage should indicate not only that optimal oxygen delivery has been achieved, but also that oxygen utilization has been restored. A modified Foley catheter for simultaneous assessment of micro circulatory blood flow (TBF) and mitochondrial NADH in the urethral wall was used in the female swine. We hypothesized that changes in mitochondrial NADH and TBF are associated with impaired energy metabolism in the urethra and that these changes correlate with impaired tissue perfusion in the bladder during shock and resuscitation. Material/Methods: Female swine n=5 underwent laparotomy TBF was measured by a laser Doppler flowmeter. Mitochondrial function was evaluated by measuring NADH fluorescence in vivo. Multiparameter sensors (pH, pCO2 and pO2) were placed in the bladder mucosa (BM), and in the skeletal muscle (Sk). Animals underwent hemorrhage and their MAP was maintained at 40 mm Hg by appropriate infusing or withdrawing of blood for 10 min. Animals were resuscitated and observed for 20 min. Results: Urethral MADH increased during shock and recovered during resuscitation, while TBF showed an opposite effect (r2=0.74). Skeletal muscle and bladder pO2 decreased during shock (p<0.01) and recovered after resuscitation. MADH increased significantly (p<0.05) during shock and decreased after resuscitation. Conclusions: Changes in TBF and NADH in the urethral mucosa represent novel markers for the energetic state of the tissue. They could be measured in vivo by a minimally invasive approach and thus could provide important information on the end-points of resuscitation in hemorrhagic shock. © Med Sci Monit, 2008.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Clavijo, JA
Van Bastelaar, J
Pinsky, MRpinsky@pitt.eduPINSKY0000-0001-6166-700X
Puyana, JC
Mayevsky, A
Date: 1 September 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Science Monitor
Volume: 14
Number: 9
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Critical Care Medicine
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1234-1010
PubMed ID: 18758409
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 17:35
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 14:55


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