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Blackwood Jaime - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell transfusions may or may not improve oxygen delivery to the tissues. Some studies suggest transfusion might contribute to adverse outcomes. This study investigated the association between hemoglobin concentration and transfusion with outcome in cyanotic neonates undergoing Norwood operations. METHODS: Infants 6 weeks old or younger with ...
Driscoll David F - - 2010
BACKGROUND: United States Pharmacopeial Chapter <729> places a limit on the percentage of large fat globules >5 microm, expressed as a PFAT5 of <0.05% for all native lipid emulsions. Some adult total nutrient admixtures (TNAs) have also remained below this limit for up to 48 hours. In 2003, medium-chain/long-chain triglyceride ...
Sniecinski Roman M - - 2010
Aprotinin, once used to reduce allogeneic blood product transfusion during cardiac surgery, was withdrawn from the market in late 2007 over concerns of causing increased mortality. This study was undertaken to determine what, if any, the impact of changing antifibrinolytic agents (from aprotinin to tranexamic acid) for deep hypothermic circulatory ...
Mengistu Andinet M - - 2011
Antiplatelet therapy commonly is used for the prevention of cardiovascular complications but increases the risk of perioperative bleeding. Multiple-electrode aggregometry (MEA) was investigated for monitoring platelet inhibition by acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and clopidogrel in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery with regard to clinical outcome as measured ...
Kazmi Syed Sajid H - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to measure plasma IL 6 and IL 8 in patients with proximal femoral fracture (PFF) during the early phases of trauma and operation and to find out if there was any correlation between these ILs and the post-operative lower limb oedema. MATERIAL AND ...
van Ginhoven Tessa M - - 2011
Lifespan extension is achieved through long-term application of dietary restriction (DR), and benefits of short-term dietary restriction on acute stress and inflammation have been observed. So far, the effects of short-term DR in humans are relatively unknown. We hypothesized that short-term DR in humans reduces the acute phase response following ...
Modan-Moses D - - 2010
Cardiac surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) causes a systemic inflammatory process which can lead to multiple organ failure and postoperative morbidity. Recent animal and human studies suggested a possible involvement of leptin in the systemic inflammatory response. To characterize the response of leptin to open heart surgery (OHS) and the ...
De Silva Ravi J - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the biochemical effects and safety of selective removal of endotoxin from whole blood using a lipopolysaccharide adsorber during complex cardiac surgery. METHODS: We carried out a single centre prospective randomised controlled pilot trial in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary ...
Elmahdy Heba - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The goal was to examine biochemical, neurophysiologic, anatomic, and clinical changes associated with erythropoietin administration to neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). METHODS: We conducted a prospective case-control study with 45 neonates in 3 groups, a normal healthy group (N = 15), a HIE-erythropoietin group (N = 15; infants with ...
Mell Matthew W - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The ratio of red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion to plasma (FFP) transfusion (PRBC:FFP ratio) has been shown to impact survival in trauma patients with massive hemorrhage. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the PRBC:FFP ratio on mortality for patients with massive hemorrhage after ruptured ...
Long Timothy R - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Significant changes in perioperative red blood cell (RBC) transfusion practice during the past two decades have been reported but similar data are not available for patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. METHODS: Adult patients who had undergone primary, elective, open AAA repair were stratified into one of two ...
El Azab S R - - 2010
The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the utilisation of blood products and outcomes following cardiac surgery for 123 Jehovah's Witnesses and 4219 non-Jehovah's Witness patient controls. The study took place over a 7-year period at the Amphia Hospital in Breda, the Netherlands. A specific protocol was used ...
Ranucci M - - 2010
AIM: Fenoldopam mesylate is a short-acting dopamine-1 agonist that has been suggested to be a possible reno-protective agent in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The present study is a prospective, randomized, double-blind placebo controlled trial conducted to determine the effects of fenoldopam in a population of patients undergoing complex cardiac operations. ...
Wang J - - 2010
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of low-volume zero-balanced ultrafiltration during cardiopulmonary bypass in heart valve replacement surgery. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blind, controlled study carried out in the operating room. Forty patients of ASA grade II-III, elected to undergo heart valve replacement surgery, ...
Hara Masaki - - 2010
The significance of the postoperative serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level as a prognosis indicator was evaluated in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 276 patients who had undergone a curative resection of NSCLC were retrospectively reviewed. The overall and disease-specific survival rates in the postoperative CRP/high ...
Zuppa Antonio Alberto - - 2010
The majority of neonates with Rh-isoimmunization develops late anemia between the second and the sixth week of life. We report the effectiveness of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) in preventing late anemia in 25 intrauterine and nonintrauterine-transfused neonates. The neonates were treated from 11+/-4 days after birth to 26+/-14 days (400 ...
Park Ji Hun - - 2010
Inflammation plays an important role in the postoperative morbidity of organs, which is related to the activation of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Ulinastatin (Urinary trypsin inhibitor, UTI) is a serine protease inhibitor found in human urine or serum that inhibits the activation of human leukocyte elastase. This study examined the ...
Ubee Sarvpreet S - - 2010
We have looked into the clinical and financial benefits of using intra-operative cell salvage (ICS) as a method to reduce the amount of autologous blood transfusion (ABT) requirement for our radical cystectomy (RC) patients. Fifteen consecutive patients undergoing radical cystectomy received cell salvaged blood (ICS), while 15 did not (NCS). ...
Fujii Masahiro - - 2010
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) has been implicated as a cause of acute lung injury (ALI) in cardiac surgical patients. We used a bronchoscopic microsampling (BMS) probe to examine alveolar biochemical constituents and evaluated the effect of sivelestat sodium hydrate, a novel synthesized polymorphonuclear (PMN) neutrophil elastase inhibitor, on ALI induced by ...
Cahill M R - - 2010
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) is a fatal transfusion transmissible prion infection. No test for vCJD in the donor population is currently available. Therefore, prion removal by filtration of red cell concentrate (RCC) is an attractive option for prevention. Twenty patients were recruited with ethical permission, to receive clinically necessary transfusion containing ...
Vaughan Paul - - 2010
Assisted venous drainage (AVD) is considered an essential component of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit for minimal access aortic valve replacement (mAVR). The rationale/necessity for AVD in every patient has not been fully elucidated. Data from consecutive patients undergoing isolated first-time mAVR by a single surgeon from March 2006 to ...
Rath M E A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of a restrictive guideline for exchange transfusion (ET) on the number of top-up transfusions in neonates with Rh hemolytic disease. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of all (near)-term neonates with Rh hemolytic disease admitted to our center between 2000 and 2008. In December 2005, policy changed ...
El-Essawi Aschraf - - 2010
Minimised perfusion circuits (MPCs) are expected to reduce the side effects of conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CCPB); however, conclusive data from sufficiently powered clinical trials are lacking. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the ROCsafeRX minimised perfusion circuit. A randomised, controlled, multicentre clinical trial ...
Nevill B - - 2010
The extent of trauma in a patient can be difficult for a clinician to quantify. A prospective study was performed on 2 groups of dogs undergoing either ovariohysterectomy or hemilaminectomy. The serum activity of creatine kinase and serum concentration of C-reactive protein were evaluated preoperatively and then at 4, 6, ...
Wu Chia-Chen - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The safety of homologous blood transfusion has become a major concern for patients and physicians. Current transfusion practice is highly variable and may be associated with inappropriate blood use. Inotropic agents have been almost routinely administered perioperatively to patients undergoing cardiac surgery to overcome low cardiac output due to ...
Wang Z G - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Preoperative oral carbohydrate (OCH) reduces postoperative insulin resistance (PIR). This randomized trial investigated whether this effect is related to insulin-induced activation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (PKB) signalling pathway. METHODS: Patients with colorectal cancer scheduled for elective open resection were randomly assigned to preoperative OCH, fasting or ...
Bauer Adrian - - 2010
Minimized extracorporeal circulation (MECC, Maquet, Cardiopulmonary AG, Hirrlingen, Germany) is an established procedure to perform coronary revascularization. Studies showed positive effects of MECC compared to conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CCPB) procedures in terms of transfusion requirements, less inflammation reactions, and neurological impairments. Recent retrospective studies showed higher mean arterial pressure (MAP) ...
Rouette Justine - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The optimal transfusion threshold after surgery in children is unknown. We analyzed the general surgery subgroup of the TRIPICU (Transfusion Requirements in Pediatric Intensive Care Units) study to determine the impact of a restrictive versus a liberal transfusion strategy on new or progressive multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). METHODS: ...
Koivisto Simo-Pekka - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To review our results with the use of miniaturized cardiopulmonary bypass (Mini-CPB) versus conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (C-CPB) in high-risk patients (additive EuroSCORE>or=6) who have undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study includes a consecutive series of 236 patients with an additive EuroSCORE>or=6 who underwent ...
Han Li - - 2010
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that neurohumoral factors other than mechanical obstruction are involved in the pathophysiology of acute pulmonary thromboembolism (APTE). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of thrombolytic drugs, a selective endothelin-1 receptor (ET-1R) antagonist alone or their combination on APTE in a canine ...
Philippidis Pandelis - - 2010
Circulating monocytes may counter systemic pro-inflammatory and haemolytic insults through the expression and shedding of the haemoglobin scavenger receptor (CD163). This prospective study aims to assess the effects of coronary artery bypass grafting with and without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on haemoglobin scavenging and anti-inflammatory monocyte behaviour. Forty consecutive patients underwent ...
Mol Suhendan - - 2010
Survival of Salmonella Enteritidis inoculated (5-6 log cfu/g) on horse mackerel fillets was studied during salting and/or drying processes at 4 degrees C for up to 70days. Sample groups were as follows: group A (salt/fish=80/100), group B (salt/fish=30/100), group C (salted as group A and dried after 15days), group D ...
Seo Eun Seok - - 2010
TKA can involve substantial bleeding, and the issue regarding whether vacuum drainage should be used during TKA continues to be debated as both methods have disadvantages. We therefore asked whether subcutaneous indwelling vacuum drainage is advantageous over intraarticular indwelling vacuum drainage in terms of blood drainage, bleeding-related complications, and functional ...
Dente Christopher J - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Early prediction of the need for massive transfusion (MT) remains difficult. We hypothesized that MT protocol (MTP) utilization would improve by identifying markers for MT (>10 units packed red blood cell [PRBC] in 24 hours) in torso gunshot wounds (GSW) requiring early transfusion and operation. METHODS: Data from all ...
Chandra Tilak - - 2010
A convenient and efficient method for deprotection of N-(trimethyl)silylethoxymethyl (SEM) groups from thymidine dinucleoside and dinucleotide has been achieved. The SEM groups were easily removed in excellent yields from protected nucleosides, dinucleosides, and dinucleotides.
Willems Ariane - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of a restrictive vs. a liberal transfusion strategy on new or progressive multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in children post cardiac surgery. The optimal transfusion threshold after cardiac surgery in children is unknown. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary pediatric intensive care units. PATIENTS: Participants are ...
Lakshmanan Palaniappan - - 2010
We conducted this study to determine the effect of reinfusion drains on the difference in hemoglobin (Hb) levels before and after total knee arthroplasty. Of the 158 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty on one side, 74 had autologous blood transfusion through reinfusion drains (group 1); the other 84 did ...
O'Keeffe Shane D - - 2010
Little is known about the significance of blood transfusion in patients with peripheral arterial disease. We queried the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database to examine the effect of intraoperative blood transfusion on the morbidity and mortality in patients who underwent lower extremity revascularization. ...
Peng Yao - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Bipolar inline radiofrequency ablation (ILRFA) is an effective way to control bleeding during parenchymal organ transection. This was investigated in a study of laparoscopic hand-assisted partial nephrectomy in swine. METHODS: Nine Landrace pigs were divided between 2 groups; diathermy was employed in the control group for parenchymal transaction and ...
Baldus Christine R - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and efficacy of 2 pharmaceutical antifibrinolytic agents, aprotinin and tranexamic acid, in controlling blood loss during lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) in adults. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Reconstructive spinal surgeries, in particular lumbar PSOs, have been associated with large blood ...
Derosa Giuseppe - - 2010
We evaluated the effect of an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) on the level of biomarkers of vascular remodelling. We enrolled 256 Caucasian overweight healthy subjects (H) and 274 overweight type 2 diabetic patients (D). All patients underwent basal measurements of blood glucose (BG), nitrites/nitrates, adiponectin (ADP), matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), ...
?vrum Eivind - - 2010
Clopidogrel (Plavix) given before the operation increases bleeding complications following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). High perioperative doses of aprotinin (Trasylol) are known to reduce bleeding and transfusions after cardiac surgery, but may increase the risk of thrombosis, renal impairment, and mortality. The aim of the study was to evaluate ...
Ayaz Lokman - - 2010
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of neopterin (NP), C-reactive protein (CRP) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting with or without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Forty patients submitted for elective coronary artery bypass grafting were included in this prospective study. Patients were ...
Stanca Carmen M - - 2010
PURPOSE: Cirrhotic patients waiting for liver transplantation who need dental extractions are given fresh frozen plasma and/or platelets to correct coagulopathy. This is costly and may be associated with transfusion reactions and fluid overload. We evaluated the efficacy of intranasal desmopressin as an alternative to transfusion to correct the coagulopathy ...
Pathak Bhuvan - - 2010
Treatment of the twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) via sequential selective laser photocoagulation of communicating vessels (SQLPCV) mandates ablation of donor-to-recipient arteriovenous anastomoses first. It is hypothesized that SQLPCV facilitates intraoperative transfusion to the donor, thereby minimizing donor hypovolemia and anemia. We sought to determine if postoperative changes in fetal middle ...
Laffosse Jean-Michel - - 2010
Epoietin (EPO) effectively decreases perioperative blood transfusion requirements. We evaluated the feasibility of using EPO beta to increase haemoglobin levels before total hip replacement (THR) and reduce transfusion. One hundred and seventy-one patients undergoing primary THR were included in this prospective observational study. Patients with initial haemoglobin level <130 g ...
Kunes Pavel - - 2010
AIMS: In a group of patients undergoing cardiac surgery performed both with ("on-pump") and without the use ("offpump") of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), we studied the changes of neutrophil membrane apoptosis-inducing complex Apo/Fas. METHODS: Expression of Apo/Fas (CD95) on leukocytes was evaluated by flow cytometry. RESULTS: In "on-pump" patients, we found ...
Torina Anali Galluce - - 2010
The inflammatory response after cardiac surgery increases vascular permeability leading to higher mortality and morbidity in the post operative time. The modified ultrafiltration (MUF) had shown benefits on respiratory, and hemodynamic in pediatric patients. This approach in adults is not well established yet. We hypothesize that modified ultrafiltration may improve ...
Akdag Arzu - - 2010
Neonatal polycythemia may result in increased cytokine production. We aimed to investigate whether polycythemia and partial exchange transfusion (PET) affect interleukin-6 (IL-6) response pattern in early neonatal period. Ninety-four newborns, 57 with polycythemia (Group 1) and 37 as control group (Group 2) were enrolled in the study. PET was performed ...
Thiara A S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The biocompatibility of cardiopulmonary bypass surfaces has been improved by heparin and polymer surface modifications. The present study compared the effect of two such coatings on the inflammatory reactions after open heart surgery. METHODS: Thirty patients undergoing elective heart surgery were randomly assigned to receive one of two types ...
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