Circulating leptin levels after cardiopulmonary bypass in children.

  title={Circulating leptin levels after cardiopulmonary bypass in children.},
  author={Dalit Modan-Moses and Hannah Kanety and Ovdi Dagan and Clara Pariente and Ron Ben-Abraham and Laurence Freedman and Tal Prince and Ilan Shimon and Zohar Barzilay and Gideon Paret},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  volume={15 6},
OBJECTIVE To characterize the dynamics of circulating leptin in children after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), which is known to induce a systemic inflammatory response. DESIGN Investigative study. SETTING University-affiliated tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS Eight children (age range, 3 months to 13 years) undergoing CPB to correct congenital heart disease. INTERVENTIONS The time courses of leptin and cortisol levels were determined. Serial blood samples were… CONTINUE READING