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Postoperative hypoalbuminemia is associated with outcome in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
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PMID:  21093290     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to investigate whether immediate postoperative hypoalbuminemia could be associated with outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCAB) surgery.
DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of the medical data.
SETTING: Cardiac operating room and adult cardiovascular intensive care unit at a single institution.
PARTICIPANTS: Six hundred ninety adult patients underwent elective OPCAB surgery over a 30-month period.
MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: To evaluate the clinical relevance of immediate postoperative hypoalbuminemia, the lowest serum albumin level measured over the first 12 hours postoperatively was recorded. A cutoff point was calculated by the area under the curve in the receiver operating characteristic plot for 30-day adverse events including death. Patients were classified according to the cutoff value, and outcomes were compared between groups using propensity score-matching analysis. The impact of immediate postoperative hypoalbuminemia on OPCAB outcome was investigated using multivariate analysis. The cutoff value for immediate postoperative albumin concentration for predicting 30-day adverse events was 2.3 g/dL. Immediate postoperative hypoalbuminemia (<2.3 g/dL) was associated independently with postoperative respiratory failure (odds ratio [OR] = 8.85, p = 0.04), wound infection (OR = 4.44, p = 0.04), the need for an intra-aortic balloon pump after the operation (OR = 13.7, p = 0.02), renal failure (OR = 7.98, p = 0.01), reoperation for bleeding (OR = 4.33, p = 0.05), and the need for inotropes in the intensive care unit (OR = 1.79, p = 0.02).
CONCLUSIONS: Immediate postoperative hypoalbuminemia was associated with poorer outcomes in OPCAB patients. Monitoring of albumin levels after OPCAB could identify patients at risk for short-term adverse events.
Eun-Ho Lee; Ji-Hyun Chin; Dae-Kee Choi; Bo-Young Hwang; Suk-Jung Choo; Jun-Gol Song; Tae-Yop Kim; In-Cheol Choi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1532-8422     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110208     Medline TA:  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  462-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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