Hydrogen Sulfide Mitigates Reperfusion Injury in a Porcine Model of Vascularized Composite Autotransplantation
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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Devastating extremity injuries are prevalent but often survivable on the modern battlefield. These complex injuries require advanced methods of reconstruction, involving prolonged ischemic periods and reperfusion injury. Using our group s validated porcine model of gracilis myocutaneous flap transplantation, this study demonstrates that an interim perfusion of hydrogen sulfide H2S mitigates the effects of reperfusion injury in the setting of delayed restoration of blood flow.
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