Hemofiltration during cardiopulmonary bypass in pediatric cardiac surgery. Effects on hemostasis, cytokines, and complement components.

@article{Journois1994HemofiltrationDC,
  title={Hemofiltration during cardiopulmonary bypass in pediatric cardiac surgery. Effects on hemostasis, cytokines, and complement components.},
  author={Didier Journois and Philippe Pouard and William J. Greeley and Philippe Mauriat and Pascal R Vouh{\'e} and Denis Safran},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={1181-9; discussion 26A-27A}
}
BACKGROUND This prospective study was intended to determine in a homogeneous population of children whether hemofiltration, performed during cardiopulmonary bypass rewarming, is able to improve hemodynamics and biologic hemostasis variables, to reduce postoperative blood loss, time to extubation, and plasma cytokines, and complement fragments. METHODS Thirty-two children undergoing surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot were randomly assigned to a hemofiltration or control group… CONTINUE READING