Dec 31, 2008

Bbeta15-42 (FX06) reduces pulmonary, myocardial, liver, and small intestine damage in a pig model of hemorrhagic shock and reperfusion

Critical Care Medicine
J P RoesnerKai Zacharowski


The fibrin-derived peptide Bbeta15-42 (also called FX06) has been shown to reduce myocardial infarct size following ischemia/reperfusion. Hemorrhagic shock (HS) followed by volume resuscitation represents a similar scenario, whereby a whole organism is vulnerable to reperfusion injury. We subjected male farm-bred landrace pigs ( approximately 30 kg) to HS by withdrawing blood to a mean arterial pressure of 40 mm Hg for 60 minutes. Pigs were then resuscitated with shed blood and crystalloids for 60 minutes, and at this time, FX06 (2.4 mg/kg, n = 8) or vehicle control (phosphate buffered saline; 2.4 mg/kg, n = 7) was injected as an intravenous bolus. University hospital laboratory. Anesthetized male farm-bred landrace pigs. Data are presented as mean +/- sd. Five hours after resuscitation, controls presented acute lung injury (Pao2/Fio2-ratio <300 mm Hg; extra-vascular lung water index (marker for lung injury): 9.0 +/- 1.8 mL/kg) and myocardial dysfunction/damage (cardiac index: 4.3 +/- 0.25 L/min/m; stroke volume index: 30 +/- 6 mL/m; cardiac TnT levels: 0.58 +/- 0.25 ng/mL). In contrast, FX06-treated animals showed significantly improved pulmonary and circulatory function (Pao2/Fio2-ratio >*400 mm Hg; extra-vascular lung water ...Continue Reading

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Arterial Pulse Pressure
Reperfusion Injury
Fibrin Measurement
Circulatory System
Blood Vessel
Small Intestinal Wall Tissue
Neutrophils as Percentage of Blood Leukocytes (Lab Test)

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