• Complement factor 5 blockade reduces porcine myocardial infarction size and improves immediate cardiac function 

      Pischke, Søren Erik; Gustavsen, Alice; Orrem, HL; Egge, Kjetil Hagene; Courivaud, Fredric A A; Fontenelle, Hugues; Despont, Alain; Bongoni, Anjan K.; Rieben, Robert; Tønnessen, Tor Inge; Nunn, Miles A.; Scott, Helge; Skulstad, Helge; Barratt-Due, Andreas; Mollnes, Tom Eirik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Inhibition of complement factor 5 (C5) reduced myocardial infarction in animal studies, while no benefit was found in clinical studies. Due to lack of cross-reactivity of clinically used C5 antibodies, different inhibitors ...
    • Sepsis causes right ventricular myocardial inflammation independent of pulmonary hypertension in a porcine sepsis model 

      Pischke, Søren; Hestenes, Siv Merete; Johansen, Harald Thidemann; Fure, Hilde; Bugge, Jan F; Espinoza, Andreas Westenvik; Skulstad, Helge; Edvardsen, Thor; Fosse, Erik; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Halvorsen, Per Steinar; Nielsen, Erik Waage (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Introduction Right ventricular (RV) myocardial dysfunction is a common feature in septic shock. It can worsen outcome, but the etiology is poorly understood. Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) plays a part in the ...