In vivo production of thromboxane and prostacyclin in patients following total hip arthroplasty.
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The in vivo production of thromboxane and prostacyclin was studied by measurements of their major urinary metabolites in eight patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Specific methods based on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry were used to measure the urinary excretion of 2,3-dinor-TxB2 and 2,3-dinor-6-keto-PGF1 alpha. The excretion of these metabolites increased about 10-fold during the intra and immediate postoperative period and 4 days after surgery was still higher than during the preoperative period. The increased thromboxane formation reflects probable activation of platelets whereas the increased prostacyclin could be part of a vascular defense against induced thrombotic activity. These findings may have pathophysiological implications.
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|Tidskrift||Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation|
|Status||Published - 1988|
|Peer review utförd||Ja|