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BACKGROUND Dexmedetomidine (Dex) provides sedation and analgesia by acting on central alpha-2 receptors and is suitable for use after extubation because it has little respiratory depression. Considering the sympathoinhibitory and anxiolytic action of Dex, there is the possibility that Dex might reduce the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF), which is(More)
This study aimed to clarify the difference in the effects of Ringer's acetate (AR) and Ringer's lactate (LR) administration during cardiovascular surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. We evaluated their effects on intra and postoperative metabolism, liver functions, blood gas and hemodynamic states. Twenty patients were divided into two groups; AR group (n =(More)
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