Anna Maria Carleo

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Glucocorticoid administration before cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) can reduce the systemic inflammatory response and improve clinical outcome. Long pentraxin PTX3 is a novel inflammatory parameter that could play a protective cardiovascular role by regulating inflammation. Twenty-nine children undergoing open heart surgery were enrolled in the study.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of fenoldopam mesylate (dose 0.2 µg/kg/min) in reducing the occurrence of hyperlactataemia (i.e. peak level of blood lactate >2.0 mM/l) during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in paediatric cardiac surgery. Hyperlactataemia occurring during CPB for paediatric cardiac surgery is considered an early biomarker of an increased(More)
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