Clinical significance of serum S-100 beta protein level after pediatric cardiac surgery.


OBJECTIVE The serum S-100 beta protein level is a specific marker of damage to the central nerve system (CNS). We studied its significance in pediatric cardiac surgery as a possible marker of CNS damage. METHODS Subjects were 18 consecutive pediatric patients aged 12 days to 13 years (mean: 2.8 years) undergoing open-heart surgery. We measured the serum S… (More)


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