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INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) has improved in past decades, but inflammatory activation in this setting is still unpredictable and is associated with several postoperative complications. Perioperative levels of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) and other inflammatory mediators could be implicated in adverse(More)
BACKGROUND Quality indicators (QI) for cardiac surgery are important instruments for measuring healthcare quality in hospital centers and allow comparison with high-quality healthcare centers. OBJECTIVE To evaluate QIs in isolated myocardial revascularization procedures (CABG) performed at a tertiary cardiology center. METHODS One hundred and forty-four(More)
BACKGROUND The extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used in the neonatal and childhood periods with excellent results. The adult experience has been modest with inferior immediate results. The intermediate survival, however, has been promising. We have been using the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for temporary mechanical circulatory(More)
BACKGROUND Central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO(2)) is a valuable prognostic marker in sepsis. However, its value in cardiac surgery has not been assessed yet. This study aimed at evaluating ScvO(2) as a tool for predicting short-term organ dysfunction (OD) after cardiac surgery. METHODS A prospective cohort including cardiac surgery patients submitted(More)
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