Endotoxemia related to cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with increased risk of infection after cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study

@inproceedings{Klein2011EndotoxemiaRT,
  title={Endotoxemia related to cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with increased risk of infection after cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study},
  author={David J. Klein and Françoise Briet and Rosane Nisenbaum and Alexander D. Romaschin and Cyril David Mazer},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2011}
}
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have documented a high frequency of endotoxemia associated with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Endotoxemia may be responsible for some of the complications associated with cardiac surgery. The purpose of the study was to examine the prevalence of endotoxemia during cardiopulmonary bypass supported aortocoronary bypass grafting surgery (ACB) using a new assay, the Endotoxin Activity Assay (EAA), and explore the association between endotoxemia and post-operative… CONTINUE READING