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Principles and practice of thromboelastography in clinical coagulation management and transfusion practice.
In the recent years, thromboelastography has become a popular monitoring device for hemostasis and transfusion management in major surgery, trauma, and hemophilia. Thromboelastography is performed inExpand
Modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for postoperative delirium after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass.
OBJECTIVES Postoperative delirium after cardiac surgery is associated with increased morbidity and mortality as well as prolonged stay in both the intensive care unit and the hospital. The authorsExpand
Rivastigmine for the prevention of postoperative delirium in elderly patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery—A randomized controlled trial*
Objective:Cardiac surgery is frequently followed by postoperative delirium, which is associated with increased 1-year mortality, late cognitive deficits, and higher costs. Currently, there are noExpand
Clinical review: Practical recommendations on the management of perioperative heart failure in cardiac surgery
Acute cardiovascular dysfunction occurs perioperatively in more than 20% of cardiosurgical patients, yet current acute heart failure (HF) classification is not applicable to this period. IndicatorsExpand
Epidural abscess complicating epidural anesthesia and analgesia: An analysis of the literature
Background: Epidural abscess is a serious complication of epidural block. Because of its low incidence, the risk factors and the symptoms and cause of epidural abscess related to epidural anesthesiaExpand
Perioperative Myocardial Injury After Noncardiac Surgery: Incidence, Mortality, and Characterization
Background: Perioperative myocardial injury (PMI) seems to be a contributor to mortality after noncardiac surgery. Because the vast majority of PMIs are asymptomatic, PMI usually is missed in theExpand
Incremental value of high-sensitive troponin T in addition to the revised cardiac index for peri-operative risk stratification in non-cardiac surgery.
AIMS We aimed to evaluate the incremental value of high-sensitive troponin T (hsTnT) for risk prediction prior to non-cardiac surgery in comparison with the established revised cardiac index. Expand
Restrictive or Liberal Red‐Cell Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery
BACKGROUND The effect of a restrictive versus liberal red‐cell transfusion strategy on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery remains unclear. METHODS In this multicenter,Expand
Heart rate variability and cardiac troponin I are incremental and independent predictors of one-year all-cause mortality after major noncardiac surgery in patients at risk of coronary artery disease.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether perioperative measurements of heart rate variability (HRV) and cardiac troponin I (cTnI) add additional prognostic information to establishedExpand
Transient Neurologic Symptoms after Spinal Anesthesia: A Lower Incidence with Prilocaine and Bupivacaine than with Lidocaine
Background Recent evidence suggests that transient neurologic symptoms (TNSs) frequently follow lidocaine spinal anesthesia but are infrequent with bupivacaine. However, identification of aExpand