Validation of Cardiac Surgery Score (CASUS) in Postoperative Cardiac Patients
Introduction. Cardiac Surgery Score (CASUS) was introduced in 2005 as the first postoperative scoring system specific for patients who had cardiac surgery. Prior to this, European System for Cardiac Operativ...
Risk factors for agitation and hyperactive delirium in adult postcardiotomy patients with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support: an observational study
Risk factors for agitation and hyperactive delirium in adult postcardiotomy patients with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support: an o...
Is there a “safe” suction pressure in the venous line of extracorporeal circulation system?
Successes of extracorporeal life support increased the use of centrifugal pumps. However, reports of hemolysis call for caution in using these pumps, especially in neonatology and in pediatric...
A 0.6-protamine/heparin ratio in cardiac surgery is associated with decreased transfusion of blood products
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In cardiac surgery, adequate heparinization is necessary to prevent thrombus formation in the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). To countera
Association between transfusion of blood products and acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication following cardiac surgery associated with increased mortality. Red blood cell transfusion enhances the risk of developing AK...