Plasma Glucose Concentrations During Liver Transplantation

SCOTT R. ATCHISON, STEVEN R. RETTKE, GLENN A. FROMME, THEODORE A. JANOSSY, STEVE E. KUNKEL, KENNETH R. WILLIAMSON, JAMES D. PERKINS, JORGE RAKELA

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Abstract

We reviewed the intraoperative plasma glucose concentrations in 100 consecutive patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation. The plasma glucose concentration increased significantly (P<0.05) from 110 ± 46 mg/dl (mean ± SD) to 204 ± 60 mg/dl during the preanhepatic phase of transplantation (phase I). No significant change in plasma glucose concentrations occurred during the anhepatic phase (phase II). During the reperfusion phase (phase III), the mean plasma glucose concentration increased significantly (P<0.05) from 201 ± 56 mg/dl to 384 ± 72 mg/dl. The only glucose administered was that contained in the blood products. No correlation was found between the amount of glucose administered with the blood products and the changes in plasma glucose concentrations in these patients. None of the patients became hypoglycemic during any phase of the transplant procedure. All patients demonstrated a tendency toward hyperglycemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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