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INTRODUCTION Alterations in homeostasis, and a subsequent increased risk for postoperative thromboembolic complications, are observed as a result of open surgery. Additionally, the stress response to surgical trauma precipitates a transient hypercoagulable state as well as inflammation. This study was conducted to evaluate the patterns in postoperative(More)
OBJECTIVES Removal of pro inflammatory stimuli after CABG, wound closure and the regenerative ability of the bone marrow will ensure a gradual recovery of hematological parameters. The aim of this study was to assess the hematological changes after CABG. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective cohort study included 164 consecutive patients undergoing on pump(More)
OBJECTIVES This survey aimed at assessing the incidence of blood use and the impact of cardiopulmonary bypass (CBP), sex, age, number of grafts, combined cardiac interventions, and hematocrit level in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective study included patients in the department of cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Microalbuminuria is often the first sign of renal dysfunction in diabetes. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of microalbuminuria in Albanian type 2 diabetes patients and its association with other cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS Three hundred and twenty-one patients with type 2 diabetes attending, diabetes centers in Albania(More)
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