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Respiratory dysfunction after cardiac surgery: effects of avoiding cardiopulmonary bypass and the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries.

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BACKGROUND: The quantitative contribution of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) to respiratory dysfunction after cardiac surgery is not documented and the effect of the use of bilateral internal mammary artery (IMA) grafts is not clear. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-five patients undergoing CABG with (CPB, n=150) and without (NOCPB, n=25) CPB were studied. PMN elastase (as a marker of the systemic inflammatory response) and serial arterial oxygen (paO(2)) and carbon dioxide (paCO(2)) tension, al...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Journal:
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Pages:
31-37
Publication date:
2000-07-05
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EISSN:
1873-734X
ISSN:
1010-7940
URN:
uuid:a96a985e-c529-428a-b95a-b969db2701c4
Source identifiers:
141836
Local pid:
pubs:141836

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