Retrospective Analysis of Air Handling by Contemporary Oxygenators in the Setting of Cardiac Surgery.
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Purpose: "Cardiac surgery with the use of extracorporeal circulation is associated with a significant risk for gaseous microemboli (GME) despite excellent surgical techniques and highest operative standards. GME are associated with postoperative neurocognitive dysfunction and negative clinical outcome. This study determines whether oxygenator design has influence on perioperative outcome after cardiac surgery."1
1. Retrospective Analysis of Air Handling by Contemporary Oxygenators in the Setting of Cardiac Surgery.
Benstoem C, Christian B, Ralf B, Christian S, Andreas G et al.
Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print] FREE