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AIM Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is a selective pulmonary vasodilator. We hypothesized that those piglets exposed to prolonged iNO react with a modified renal function. METHODS Randomized, placebo-controlled exposure to 40 p.p.m. iNO (30 h) in piglets (n = 20). Plasma and urine were sampled during three periods (first and second 12 h periods, and finally a(More)
To examine possible adverse effects on haemostasis from prolonged exposure to inhaled nitric oxide (iNO). Blinded, randomised, experimental animal study in a university animal laboratory. Anaesthetised and intubated piglets received central venous, arterial, and transabdominal urinary catheters. Twelve piglets were studied with triggered pressure support(More)
The aim of this study was to monitor the development of coagulation abnormalities in patients with severe sepsis using thromboelastometry and to assess whether increased endotoxin activity was associated with a change in coagulation. Data collected on ICU admission, day 2, 3, and 4 were analysed in 61 patients. Thromboelastometry made it possible to(More)
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN The soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) has been recently recognized as a potential biological marker of various disease states, but the impact of a major surgical intervention on the suPAR level has not yet been established. The aim of our study was to investigate if the induction of a systemic inflammatory(More)
BACKGROUND Morbidly obese patients are more prone to desaturation of arterial blood during apnea with induction of anesthesia than are non-obese. This study aimed to assess the effect of low-pressure continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) with pressure support ventilation (PSV) during pre-oxygenation on partial oxygen pressure in arterial blood (PaO2 )(More)
We present the clinical case of a 63-year-old patient who underwent in the Department of Cardiac Surgery implantation of an aorto-bifemoral graft prosthesis and coronary artery bypass revascularization with application of less invasive off-pump technique. Graft selection (arterial grafts, venous grafts) is very important during qualification for coronary(More)
THE AIM OF THE STUDY An estimation of influence of different doses of aprotynin on bleeding, coagulation parameters and safety of its use after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in pts without coagulation disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS 91 patients underwent CABG, 73 men, 18 women in age 37 to 76 +/- 56.5 years. Patients were randomly assigned to 3(More)
Background: The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) can be used in general anaesthesia without neuromuscular block. The laryngeal tube (LT) is a new airway device with similar airway features as LMA. LT is provided with a distal cuff to prevent regurgitation. In this study we compared the LMA and LT concerning patient and user aspects. Methods: Sixty patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE It has previously been shown that a combination of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) and intravenous (IV) steroid attenuates endotoxin-induced organ damage in a 6-hour porcine endotoxemia model. We aimed to further explore these effects in a 30-hour model with attention to clinically important variables. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING(More)