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Long-term survival and functional capacity in cardiac surgery patients after prolonged intensive care
Many survivors of prolonged intensive care die soon after hospital discharge and many longer term survivors have a poor functional state, therefore, hospital discharge is an incomplete measure of outcome for these patients, and longer follow-up is more appropriate. Expand
Association between postoperative hypothermia and adverse outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery.
BCT of less than 36 degrees C, upon ICU admission, has a significant association with adverse outcome after CABG with CPB, and this effect on outcome of mild hypothermia upon intensive care unit (ICU) admission is examined. Expand
Predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged intensive care stay.
Preoperative health status and early organ failure were not predictive of late hospital mortality and the pattern of late organ failure associated with hospital mortality changed with time. Expand
The risk of coronary artery surgery in women: a matched comparison using preoperative severity of illness scoring.
Gender does not appear to be an independent risk factor for perioperative morbidity, mortality, or excessive ICU length of stay when patients are stratified by preoperative risk in this severity of illness scoring system. Expand
A propensity-matched comparison of the incidence of new-onset postoperative atrial arrhythmias in cardiac and noncardiac thoracic surgery patients.
The incidence of new-onset postoperative atrial arrhythmias (POAAs) was higher in patients undergoing cardiac surgery than in Patients undergoing noncardiac thoracic surgery in propensity-matched patient groups and CPB was not associated with new-ONSet POAAs. Expand
Base deficit as a guide to bleeding following cardiac surgery