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Effect of Perioperative Systemic &agr;2 Agonists on Postoperative Morphine Consumption and Pain Intensity: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Background: Systemic &agr;2 agonists are believed to reduce pain and opioid requirements after surgery, thus decreasing the incidence of opioid-related adverse effects, including hyperalgesia.Expand
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Relevance of the volume‐axis intercept, V0, compared with the slope of end‐systolic pressure–volume relationship in response to large variations in inotropy and afterload in rats
The end‐systolic pressure–volume relationship (ESPVR) is proposed and used as a reliable index of left ventricular (LV) contractility despite the fact that its afterload independence has beenExpand
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Superiority of Desflurane over Sevoflurane and Isoflurane in the Presence of Pressure-overload Right Ventricle Hypertrophy in Rats
Background:Pulmonary hypertension and associated pressure-overload right ventricular (RV) hypertrophy represent a tremendous challenge for the anesthesiologist, as optimal perioperative management isExpand
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The effect of high‐flow nasal oxygen on hospital length of stay in cardiac surgical patients at high risk for respiratory complications: a randomised controlled trial†
There has been increased interest in the prophylactic and therapeutic use of high‐flow nasal oxygen in patients with, or at risk of, non‐hypercapnic respiratory failure. There are no randomisedExpand
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Clinical utility of the Quantra® point‐of‐care haemostasis analyser during urgent cardiac surgery
Coagulopathic bleeding during and after cardiac surgery is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Viscoelastic testing is increasingly used instead of laboratory testing. Our aim was toExpand
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The association between borderline pre‐operative anaemia in women and outcomes after cardiac surgery: a cohort study
Anaemia is common before cardiac surgery and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The World Health Organization (WHO) definition of anaemia is lower for women than for men by 10Expand
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Bleeding Complications Associated With Percutaneous Tracheostomy Insertion in Patients Supported With Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygen Support: A 10-Year Institutional Experience.
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the bleeding complications associated with percutaneous tracheostomy while a patient is receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygen (VV ECMO) support. DESIGNExpand
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Preload‐adjusted left ventricular dP/dtmax: a sensitive, continuous, load‐independent contractility index
•  What is the central question of this study? The preload‐adjusted maximal change in pressure over time (PAdP/dtmax) accurately reflects systolic performance in varying conditions of inotropy andExpand
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Blood conservation in cardiac surgery
This article aims at reviewing the currently available evidence about blood conservation strategies in cardiac surgery. Pre-operative anaemia and perioperative allogeneic blood transfusions areExpand
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