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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
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
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:
2000-07-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-734X
ISSN:
1010-7940
Source identifiers:
141836
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:141836
UUID:
uuid:a96a985e-c529-428a-b95a-b969db2701c4
Local pid:
pubs:141836
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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