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  • 1.
    Abrahamsson, Pernilla
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Anaesthesiology.
    Johansson, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Anaesthesiology.
    Åberg, Anna-Maja
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Anaesthesiology.
    Winsö, Ola
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Anaesthesiology.
    Blind, Per Jonas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery.
    Outcome of microdialysis sampling on liver surface and parenchyma2016In: Journal of Surgical Research, ISSN 0022-4804, E-ISSN 1095-8673, Vol. 200, no 2, p. 480-487Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: To investigate whether surface microdialysis (μD) sampling in probes covered by a plastic film, as compared to noncovered and to intraparenchymatous probes, would increase the technique's sensitivity for pathophysiologic events occurring in a liver ischemia-reperfusion model. Placement of μD probes in the parenchyma of an organ, as is conventionally done, may cause adverse effects, e.g., bleeding, possibly influencing outcome.

    Methods: A transient ischemia-reperfusion model of the liver was used in six anesthetized normoventilated pigs. μD probes were placed in the parenchyma and on the liver surface. Surface probes were either left uncovered or were covered by plastic film.

    Results: Lactate and glucose levels were significantly higher in plastic film covered probes than in uncovered surface probes throughout the ischemic period. Glycerol levels were significantly higher in plastic film covered probes than in uncovered surface probes at 30 and 45 min into ischemia.

    Conclusions: Covering the μD probe increases the sensibility of the μD–technique in monitoring an ischemic insult and reperfusion in the liver. These findings confirm that the principle of surface μD works, possibly replacing need of intraparenchymatous placement of μD probes. Surface μD seemingly allows, noninvasively from an organ's surface, via the extracellular compartment, assessment of intracellular metabolic events. The finding that covered surface μD probes allows detection of local metabolic changes earlier than do intraparenchymatous probes, merit further investigation focusing on μD probe design.

  • 2.
    Winsnes, Annika
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery.
    Gunnarsson, Ulf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery.
    Falk, Peter
    Stark, Birgit
    Moskaug, Jan Ø.
    Strigård, Karin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery.
    Evaluating full-thickness skin grafts in intraperitoneal onlay mesh position versus onlay position in mice2018In: Journal of Surgical Research, ISSN 0022-4804, E-ISSN 1095-8673, Vol. 230, p. 155-163Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Importance: Hernia surgery requires reinforcement material with few side effects when used in the intraperitoneal position. Autologous skin grafting may meet this requirement, but animal experiments are obligatory before being applied in humans.

    OBJECTIVE: To compare survival and effects of isogeneic full-thickness skin grafts in the intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) position in mice, with a control group using the onlay position. Primary end point was graft survival and secondary end point adhesion formation and inflammation through NF-κB activity.

    METHODS: Design: Intervention study with 8-week follow-up in accordance with ARRIVE criteria, performed between 2015 and 2016.

    SETTING: Animal laboratory.

    PARTICIPANTS: Transgenic C57BL/6 mice with isogeneic background were used. Recipients were female wild-type phenotype mice >3 mo (n = 24). Donors were male or female mice >7 mo, with phenotype-positive for the luciferase gene (n = 20) or positive for NF-κB-luciferase gene (n = 4).

    INTERVENTION: Full-thickness skin was grafted in the IPOM position and compared with grafts in the onlay position as controls. Survival was evaluated by regular longitudinal postoperative luminescence imaging over 8 wk. Adherence formation was evaluated macroscopically after sacrifice. Inflammation of full-thickness skin grafts in IPOM position of NF-κB mice was evaluated in four additional mice. Main outcome and measure: Survival of grafts, evaluated by luminescence.

    RESULTS: Ten animals received grafts in the IPOM position, and 10 in the onlay position as controls. Graft survival after 8 wk was 100% (20/20). Average luminescence at the end of the 8-week period was 999,597 flux (min 162,800, max 2,521,530) in the IPOM group (n = 10) and 769,708 flux (min 76,590, max 2,164,080) in the onlay control group (n = 10). No adhesions requiring sharp dissection (Jenkins' scale >2) were seen. Four animals with grafts in the IPOM position showed peak inflammation (NF-κB activity) 5 d after surgery subsiding toward the end of follow-up.

    CONCLUSIONS: Full-thickness skin survives as well in the IPOM position as in the onlay control position, and few adherences develop. Further studies are required to fully characterize the tissue remodeling and repair processes associated with IPOM skin grafting. The result is relevant in the search for alternative reinforcement materials to be used in complex hernia surgery in humans.

  • 3.
    Åkesson, Oscar
    et al.
    Dept of Clinical Scienses, Lund University.
    Abrahamsson, Pernilla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Anaesthesiology.
    Johansson, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Anaesthesiology.
    Blind, Per-Jonas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery.
    Surface microdialysis on small bowel serosa in monitoring of ischemia2016In: Journal of Surgical Research, ISSN 0022-4804, E-ISSN 1095-8673, Vol. 204, no 1, p. 39-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Ischemic injury of an organ causes metabolic change from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism. It has been shown in experimental studies on the heart and liver that such conversion may be detected by conventional microdialysis probes placed intraparenchymatously, as well as on organ surfaces, by assaying lactate, pyruvate, glucose, and glycerol in dialysate. We developed a microdialysis probe (S-mu D) intended for use solely on organ surfaces. The aim of this study was to assess whether the newly developed S-mu D probe could be used for detection and monitoring of small bowel ischemia. Methods: In anesthetized normoventilated pigs, a control S-mu D probe was applied on the jejunal serosa 50 cm downstream from the duodenojejunal junction (DJJ). Starting 100 cm from DJJ, a 100-cm long ischemic segment was created by division of all mesenteric vessels. S-mu Ds were applied at 2.5, 5, 20, and 50 cm from the starting point of ischemia by serosal sutures. A standard mu D probe was placed in the abdominal cavity as a further control. Dialysate was harvested before inducing ischemia and subsequently every 20 min for 4 h. Central venous blood was drawn every hour to monitor systemic lactate, C-reactive protein, and white blood cell count. Results: Microdialysis lactate levels were significantly higher than baseline from 20 min on into protocol time in the ischemic segment and in the control S-mu D probe. The peritoneal cavity probe showed no significant elevation. Lactate levels from the ischemic segment reached a plateau at 60 min. Courses of pyruvate, glucose, and glycerol levels were in accordance with transition from an aerobic to anaerobic metabolism in the bowel wall. No statistically significant changes in hemoglobin, white blood cell count, or lactate values in central venous blood were recorded. Conclusions: Assaying the aforementioned compounds in dialysate, harvested by the newly developed S-mu D probe, allowed detection and monitoring of small bowel ischemia from 20 min on following its onset.

  • 4.
    Åkesson, Oscar
    et al.
    Institutionen för Klinisk Vetenskap, Lunds Universitet.
    Falkenback, Dan
    Institutionen för Klinisk Vetenskap, Lunds Universitet.
    Johansson, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Anaesthesiology.
    Abrahamsson, Pernilla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Anaesthesiology.
    Surface Microdialysis Detects Ischemia After Esophageal Resection: An Experimental Animal Study2019In: Journal of Surgical Research, ISSN 0022-4804, E-ISSN 1095-8673, Vol. 245, p. 537-543Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: After an esophageal resection, continuity is commonly restored by a gastric tube reconstruction and an intrathoracic anastomosis to the remaining proximal esophagus. Ischemia of the anastomotic region is considered to play a pivotal role in anastomotic leakage. Microdialysis (μD) is an excellent method to measure local biochemical substances and parameters in a specific organ or compartment aiming at early detection of ischemia. This animal study evaluates ischemia of the gastric tube reconstruction using a novel method-μD on organ surfaces. This promising method may have the potential to detect an anastomotic leakage before clinical symptoms develop.

    METHODS: Anesthetized normoventilated pigs were used. Surface microdialysis (S-μD) catheters and an intraparenchymal oxygen tension catheter were placed on the stomach. A gastric tube was made and the gastroepiploic artery was divided halfway along the greater curvature to produce severe ischemia at the top of the gastric tube. μD data from four locations (gastric tube, ileum and peritoneal cavity) were recorded every 20 min during the experiment. Tissue samples from all catheter sites underwent histopathological analysis. Intraparenchymal oxygen partial pressure, systemic blood tests, and hemodynamic parameters were recorded.

    RESULTS: S-μD data showed values indicating severe ischemia at the top of the gastric tube and intermediate ischemia at the level of transection of the gastroepiploic artery. Ischemia was verified by histopathological analysis of tissue samples and intraparenchymal oxygen tension data.

    CONCLUSIONS: S-μD can detect and grade severity of local ischemia in real time, in an animal model.

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