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Daru. 2011;19(2):159-65.

Recombinant human erythropoietin reduces plasminogen activator inhibitor and ameliorates pro-inflammatory responses following trauma.

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  • 1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY:

sBesides its hematopoietic effects, erythropoietin (EPO) by mobilization of iron and modulation of some inflammatory cytokines has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The purpose of this study was to evaluate these effects of erythropoietin and its impact on organ function in traumatized patients.

METHODS:

Twenty-six ICU-admitted traumatized patients within 24 hrs after trauma were randomly assigned to the EPO (received EPO, 300 units/Kg/day) and Control (not received EPO) groups. The inflammatory biomarkers including Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-α), Interleukin 1 (IL-1), Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) and Nitrotyrosine were recorded at the admission, 3, 6 and 9 days thereafter. Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores were also recorded.

RESULTS:

Among 12 patients (EPO group) TNF-α level at the day of 9 (P=0.046), and within EPO group at the days of 3 (P=0.026 ameliorate), 6 (P=0.016), and 9 (P=0.052) were significantly lowered. Level of IL-1 and PAI-1 decreased significantly at days of 3, 6 and 9 post intervention. Also there were significant differences between two groups in the SOFA score during three measured time intervals (the first, third and seventh days).

CONCLUSION:

From the results of this study it seems that injection of erythrocyte stimulating agent is well tolerated and inhibits the inflammatory response and oxidative stress following trauma.

KEYWORDS:

Anti-inflammatory; Anti-oxidative; Recombinant Human Erythropoietin; SOFA; Trauma

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