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Does Fenoldopam Protect Kidney in Cardiac Surgery? A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis With Trial Sequential Analysis

To assess the benefits and harms of fenoldopam for nephroprotective effects in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing fenoldopam with placebo in cardiac surgery.

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A 2-year Multicenter, Observational, Prospective, Cohort Study On Extracorporeal CO2 Removal In a Large Metropolis Area

Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) is a promising technique for the management of acute respiratory failure, but with a limited level of evidence to support its use outside clinical trials and/or data collection initiatives. We report a collaborative initiative in a large metropolis.

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Comparison Between Measured and Calculated Free Calcium Values at Different Serum Albumin Concentrations

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A Multi-Center Analysis Of Readmission After Cardiac Surgery: Experience Of The Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group

Readmissions after cardiac surgery are common and associated with increased morbidity, mortality and cost of care. Policymakers have targeted coronary artery bypass grafting to achieve value‐oriented health care milestones. We explored the causes of readmission following cardiac surgery among a regional consortium of hospitals.

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Perioperative Anemia: Prevalence, Consequences and Pathophysiology

In major elective surgery, patient may be exposed to the effects of pre-operative anemia, blood loss and red cell transfusion, all of which may adversely influence post-operative rates of morbidity, mortality and readmission, and length of hospital stay.

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Management Of The Patient Presenting With Anaemia In The Preoperative Setting

Preoperative anaemia is common, seen in a third of patients before major surgery. Both preoperative anaemia and blood transfusion are associated with increased patient risk and adverse outcome. Patient Blood Management (PBM) is the multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to optimising the care of patients who may require blood transfusion.

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Patient Blood Management In The Cardiac Surgical Setting: An Updated Overview

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The Influence Of Gaseous Microemboli On Various Biomarkers After Minimized Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Gaseous microemboli that originate from the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit may contribute to adverse outcome after cardiac surgery. We prospectively evaluated the influence of gaseous microemboli on the release of various biomarkers after use of a minimally invasive extracorporeal technology system.

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Intraoperative Mechanical Ventilation And Postoperative Pulmonary Complications After Cardiac Surgery

In this retrospective analysis, the intraoperative ventilation bundle was associated with a lower rate of postoperative pulmonary complicationsLower modified driving pressure was independently associated with fewer pulmonary complications BACKGROUND:: Compared with historic ventilation strategies, modern lung-protective ventilation includes lower tidal volumes (VT), lower driving pressures, and application of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). The contributions of each component to an overall intraoperative protective ventilation strategy aimed at reducing postoperative pulmonary complications have neither been adequately resolved, nor comprehensively evaluated within an adult cardiac surgical population.

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Extracorporeal Life Support for Adults With Respiratory Failure and Related Indications: A Review

The substantial growth over the last decade in the use of extracorporeal life support for adults with acute respiratory failure reveals an enthusiasm for the technology not always consistent with the evidence. However, recent high-quality data, primarily in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, have made extracorporeal life support more widely accepted in clinical practice.

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Patient Blood Management Is Not About Blood Transfusion: It Is About Patients’ Outcomes

Patient Blood Management (PBM) is “the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcome”.

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Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement

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Mitral Valve Repair: Moving Towards a Personalized Ring

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Restrictive or Liberal Red-Cell Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery

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Radial-Artery or Saphenous-Vein Grafts in Coronary-Artery Bypass Surgery

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Calculating Risk for Poor Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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Impact of Repositioning During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement on Embolized Debris

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Calculating Risk for Poor Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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Influence of Time Interval Between Coronary Angiography to Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery on Incidence of Cardiac Surgery Associated Acute Kidney Injury

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Different Dose Regimes and Administration Methods of Tranexamic Acid in Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials

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Evaluation and Reconditioning of Donor Organs for Transplantation Through Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

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Comparative Study Between Different Modes of Ventilation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass and its Effect on Postoperative Pulmonary Dysfunction

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Simulation-Based Training in Cardiac Surgery

This study hypothesized that some skills could be learned efficiently and safely by using simulation with component task training, deliberate practice, progressive complexity, and experienced coaching to produce safer cardiac surgeons.

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The Brazilian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (SBCCV) and Brazilian Society for Extracorporeal Circulation (SBCEC) Standards and Guidelines for Perfusion Practice

A primary role for clinical medicine societies is to develop standards and guidelines for practice as an instrument to promote safe and effective patient care. The Brazilian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (SBCCV) represented by its Department for Mechanical Circulatory Assistance (DECAM) and the the Brazilian Society for Extracorporeal Circulation (SBCEC) conducted a careful critical review…