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Efficacy of a new oxygenator-integrated fat and leukocyte removal device.
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PMID:  21149403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We evaluated the effectiveness of a new oxygenator-integrated device for removing lipid particles and leukocytes from shed mediastinal blood in 20 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass. Another 20 patients undergoing cardiac surgery without the device served as controls. After filtration with the RemoveLL device, lipid particles, leukocytes, and fats were significantly reduced compared to preoperative levels. In the control group, blood fats and lipid particles at the end of cardiopulmonary bypass were significantly increased compared to preoperative levels. Leukocyte counts at the end of bypass were significantly lower in patients who had the filtration device compared to the control group. Platelets counts and hematocrit changes were not significantly different between the 2 groups.
Andrea Dell'amore; Alberto Tripodi; Andrea Cavallucci; Franco Guerrini; Barbara Ronchi; Silvia Zanoni; Mauro Lamarra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  546-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Villa Maria Cecilia GVM Hospital for Care and Research, via Corriera 1, Cotignola, Lugo (RA), Italy.
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