A prospective randomized study to evaluate the effect of leukodepletion on the rate of alveolar production of exhaled nitric oxide during cardiopulmonary bypass.


BACKGROUND Cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with a whole body inflammatory reaction. Exhaled nitric oxide increases in inflammatory lung conditions (eg, asthma) in proportion to the severity of inflammation, and has been proposed as a marker of pulmonary inflammation during cardiopulmonary bypass. This study evaluated the effect of arterial line… (More)


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