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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Outcome in intensive care can be categorized as mortality related or morbidity related. Mortality is an insufficient measure of ICU outcome when measured alone and length of stay may be seen as an indirect measure of morbidity related outcome. The aim of the present study was to estimate the incidence and predictive factors for(More)
Introduction Cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a recognized trigger of systemic inflammatory response, usually related to postoperative acute lung injury (ALI). As an attempt to dampen inflammatory response, steroids have been perioperatively administered to patients. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a regulator of the(More)