Critical Care - Volume 7, issue Suppl 1

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Electronic ISSN
1466-609X
Print ISSN
1364-8535

Abstract

Platelet dysfunction and surgical bleeding are the most important causes of blood loss after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The aim of this study was to find out whether there is a correlation between pre- and postbypass PFA-100 (Dade Diagnostika, GmbH, Germany) in vitro bleeding time and b

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 7, no. Suppl 1, 2003

Abstract

Severe systemic inflammation (SIRS) is a serious complication in patients after cardiac surgery. Hydrocortisone has been successfully used to treat this complication (Kilger et al., Crit Care Med, in press), potentially by lowering levels of proinflammatory cytokines. The purpose of

Journal: Critical Care, vol. 7, no. Suppl 1, 2003