Effect of sevoflurane and propofol on tourniquet-induced endothelial damage: a pilot randomized controlled trial for knee-ligament surgery

Maldonado, Felipe; Morales, Diego; Gutierrez, Rodrigo; Barahona, Maximiliano; Cerda, Oscar; Caceres, Monica


Background The glycocalyx layer is a key structure in the endothelium. Tourniquet-induced ischemic periods are used during orthopedic surgery, and the reactive oxygen species generated after ischemia-reperfusion may mediate the shedding of the glycocalyx. Here, we describe the effects of tourniquet-induced ischemia-reperfusion and compare the effects of sevoflurane and propofol on the release of endothelial biomarkers after ischemia-reperfusion in knee-ligament surgery. Methods This pilot, single-center, blinded, randomized, controlled trial included 16 healthy patients. After spinal anesthesia, hypnosis was achieved with sevoflurane or propofol according to randomization. During the perioperative period, five venous blood samples were collected for quantification of syndecan-1, heparan sulfate, and thrombomodulin from blood serum by using ELISA assays kits. Sample size calculation was performed to detect a 25% change in the mean concentration of syndecan-1 with an alpha of 0.05 and power of 80%. Results For our primary outcome, a two-way ANOVA with post-hoc Bonferroni correction analysis showed no differences in syndecan-1 concentrations between the sevoflurane and propofol groups at any time point. In the sevoflurane group, we noted an increase in syndecan-1 concentrations 90 min after tourniquet release in the sevoflurane group from 34.6 +/- 24.4 ng/mL to 47.9 +/- 29.8 ng/mL (Wilcoxon test, p 0.01) that was not observed in patients randomized to the propofol group. The two-way ANOVA showed no intergroup differences in heparan sulfate and thrombomodulin levels. Conclusions Superficial endothelial damage without alterations in the cell layer integrity was observed after tourniquet knee-ligament surgery. There was no elevation in serum endothelial biomarkers in the propofol group patients. Sevoflurane did not show the protective effect observed in in vitro and in vivo studies.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000536961300003 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: BMC ANESTHESIOLOGY
Volumen: 20
Número: 1
Editorial: BMC
Fecha de publicación: 2020


Notas: ISI