Effects of a leukocyte depleting arterial line filter on perioperative morbidity in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a controlled randomized trial.

@article{LealNoval2005EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a leukocyte depleting arterial line filter on perioperative morbidity in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a controlled randomized trial.},
  author={Santiago Ram{\'o}n Leal-Noval and Rosario Amaya and Angel Herruzo and Ana Gabriela Gallardo Hern{\'a}ndez and Antonio Ord{\'o}{\~n}ez and Ana Mar{\'i}n-Niebla and Pedro Camacho},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={1394-400}
}
BACKGROUND Activated leukocytes may increase morbidity in cardiac surgery. The objective of this study is to investigate the influence on morbidity of leukocyte-depleting blood filters placed into the arterial line of cardiopulmonary bypass circuits. METHODS Simple, blind, prospective, randomized and controlled clinical trial carried out in a cardiac surgery ICU at a university center. We included 159 consecutive low-risk patients (ie, Parsonnet score < 10) undergoing cardiac surgery who were… CONTINUE READING

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