Martina A. Steurer

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to investigate whether volatile anesthetics used for postoperative sedation have any beneficial effects on myocardial injury in cardiac surgery patients after on-pump valve replacement. METHODS Anesthesia was performed with propofol. After arrival in the intensive care unit (ICU), 117 patients(More)
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY To determine the impact of a pro-active treatment approach on outcome of extremely low gestational age neonates (ELGANs; gestational age [GA] <28 weeks) born at the perinatal centre of Lucerne, Switzerland. METHODS We assessed rates of survival, severe neonatal morbidity and neuro-developmental impairment (NDI) of all ELGANs born(More)
AIM This study quantified the impact of perinatal predictors and medical centre on the outcome of very low-gestational-age neonates (VLGANs) born at <32 completed weeks in Switzerland. METHODS Using prospectively collected data from a 10-year cohort of VLGANs, we developed logistic regression models for three different time points: delivery, NICU(More)
BACKGROUND B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has not been evaluated in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We hypothesized that BNP and severity of pulmonary hypertension (PH) would predict clinical outcome in these infants. METHODS We measured BNP levels and assessed severity of PH by echocardiography at 1 d and 1 wk of life. Outcome was(More)
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