Changes in Melatonin, Cortisol, and Body Temperature, and the Relationship Between Endogenous Melatonin Levels and Analgesia Consumption in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Altunkaya N. , ERDOĞAN M. A. , ÖZGÜL Ü. , ŞANLI M. , UÇAR M. , ÖZHAN O. , ...More

OBESITY SURGERY, vol.28, no.10, pp.3186-3192, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11695-018-3313-x
  • Title of Journal : OBESITY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.3186-3192


Background Melatonin has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, sedative, and anxiolytic properties. However, the relationship between endogenous melatonin levels and postoperative analgesic requirements has not been well elucidated in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. We studied endogenous melatonin levels, cortisol levels, body temperatures, and the relationship between the level of endogenous melatonin and postoperative morphine consumption.