Tissue factor pathway inhibitor and thrombin activatable fibrinolytic inhibitor plasma levels following burn and septic injuries in rats.

Authors: Ravindranath, TM  Goto, M  Demir, M  Tobu, M  Kujawski, MF  Hoppensteadt, D  Samonte, V  Iqbal, O  Sayeed, MM  Fareed, J 
Citation: Ravindranath TM, etal., Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2004 Oct;10(4):379-85.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:15497025

Burn and septic injuries induce profound changes in coagulation status. This study examined the changes in plasma tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) and thrombin activatable fibrinolytic inhibitor (TAFI) levels in a rat model of burn and septic injuries. Rats underwent 30% TBSA cutaneous scald burn injury and septic insult was induced by caecal ligation and puncture (CLP). CLP was superimposed on burn injury to mimic the clinical model of sepsis complicating burn injury. Rats were pretreated with Cprofloxacin orally to colonize their gut with Enterococcus faecalis. TFPI and TAFI plasma levels were measured using functional activity assay kit with a chromogenic method at 24 and 72 hours following the injuries. TFPI levels decreased significantly at 24 hours in burn, CLP, and burn+CLP groups, followed by incomplete rebound recovery at 72 hours in all three groups. On the other hand, TAFI levels increased significantly at 24- and 72-hour time points in all three groups. These results suggest that burn, septic, and their combined injuries perturb coagulation cascade and thrombotic process toward the procoagulant pathway by impairing fibrinolysis.

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RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.