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Morbidity and mortality risk associated with red blood cell and blood-component transfusion in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting*
Objective:Our objective was to quantify incremental risk associated with transfusion of packed red blood cells and other blood components on morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting.Expand
Transfusion in coronary artery bypass grafting is associated with reduced long-term survival.
BACKGROUND Perioperative red blood cell (PRBC) transfusion has been associated with early risk for morbid outcomes, but risk related to long-term survival has not been thoroughly explored. Therefore,Expand
Long-term survival and functional capacity in cardiac surgery patients after prolonged intensive care
ObjectiveTo determine whether hospital discharge alone represents a good outcome for patients who had prolonged intensive care after cardiac surgery by studying their postdischarge survival andExpand
ICU admission score for predicting morbidity and mortality risk after coronary artery bypass grafting.
BACKGROUND This study was performed to develop an intensive care unit (ICU) admission risk score based on preoperative condition and intraoperative events. This score provides a tool with which toExpand
Effects of single dose, postinduction dexamethasone on recovery after cardiac surgery.
BACKGROUND Corticosteroids have been recommended to facilitate rapid recovery after cardiac surgery. We previously reported that dexamethasone given after induction of anesthesia decreases theExpand
Association between postoperative hypothermia and adverse outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery.
BACKGROUND We examined the effect on outcome of mild hypothermia (< 36 degrees C) upon intensive care unit (ICU) admission on patient outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) withExpand
Predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged intensive care stay.
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged ICU stay. DESIGN Inception cohort with retrospective chart review. SETTING Adult cardiovascular ICU.Expand
Perioperative determinants of morbidity and mortality in elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery*
ObjectiveTo determine perioperative predictors of morbidity and mortality in patients ≥75 yrs of age after cardiac surgery. DesignInception cohort study. SettingA tertiary care, 54-bed cardiothoracicExpand
Preoperative statin intake and morbid events after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of statins on morbidity and mortality in patients after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). DESIGN Observational cohort study. SETTINGExpand
Recent Metformin Ingestion Does Not Increase In-Hospital Morbidity or Mortality After Cardiac Surgery
BACKGROUND:Perioperative treatment of type 2 diabetes with metformin, an oral hypoglycemic drug, is thought to increase the risk of life-threatening postoperative lactic acidosis. In contrast,Expand