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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the type and incidence of complications during insertion, maintenance, and withdrawal of central arterial catheters used for transpulmonary thermodilution haemodynamic monitoring (PiCCO™). METHODS We conducted a prospective, observational, multicentre study in 14 European intensive care units (six(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) and venous-to-arterial difference in PCO2 (Pv-aCO2) and their role in the assessment of balance between oxygen delivery and consumption after combined valve surgery. The prospective observation study included 38 adult patients with acquired valvular(More)
BACKGROUND Single transpulmonary thermodilution (STTD) is a widely recognized technique for the quantification of extravascular lung water (EVLW). However, the accuracy of STTD can be substantially reduced in acute lung lesion (ALL) characterized by inhomogeneous distribution of edematous zones and major ventilation-perfusion mismatch. Quantitative computed(More)
Sixty-five coronary patients were subjected to aortocoronary bypass surgery. Three groups were distinguished: 1) controls-no filters; 2) patients in whom hemotransfusion (40 mu) and infusion filters were used during and on day 1 after surgery; and 3) in whom leukocyte filters for filtering residual perfusate from artificial circulation device were used in(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate changes in EtCO2 and its correlation with PaCO2, and cardiac function during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) and to evaluate whether the recruitment maneuver was effective in improving gas exchange after OPCAB. Twenty adult patients scheduled for elective OPCAB were enrolled in a prospective(More)
The key objective of the case study was the possibility to monitor the extravascular lung water (EVLW) in severe cases. Twelve mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis complicated by septic shock and by an acute lung injury (ALI) were involved in the prospective study. The measurements, performed on days 1 and 3 after the onset of sepsis,(More)
Cardiac output during the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is defined by perfusion flow rate, which is calculated by multiplying the perfusion index (PI) on the body surface area. To date, there is no clear definition of an optimal PI and flow rate of perfusion. 60 patients operated with CPB were enrolled in the prospective study to determine the(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of the study was to compare the effectiveness of sevoflurane and propofol during combined anesthesia with epidural component during aortocoronary bypass surgery without artificial circulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 24 patients with ischemic heart disease. All patients underwent aortocoronary bypass surgery on the(More)