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BACKGROUND Though multiple studies have affirmed the effectiveness of aprotinin in reducing blood loss in adult cardiac surgery, the possible benefit in pediatric cardiac surgery is controversial. (More)
BACKGROUND Aprotinin causes a prolongation of the celite-activated clotting time (CACT), but not of the kaolin-activated clotting time (KACT). Therefore, concern has been raised regarding the(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiopulmonary bypass causes inflammatory reactions leading to organ dysfunction postoperatively. This study was undertaken to determine whether using patients' own lungs as oxygenator in(More)