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We investigated the relationship between factor XIII, fibrinogen, blood coagulation screening tests and postoperative bleeding in 98 patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery. All patients received aprotinin. Blood samples were collected preoperatively (T1),after termination of CPB (T2),12 h (T3) and 24 h (T4) after surgery to determine FXIII(More)
OBJECTIVE The growing number of high-risk patients in cardiac surgery unavoidably leads to more complications, and therefore to a prolonged stay in an intensive care unit (ICU). The aim of our investigation was to elaborate on the fate of patents after long-term ICU treatment. METHODS Out of 5055 patients, 232 had to be treated for longer than 5 days in(More)
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