Influence of combined zero-balanced and modified ultrafiltration on the systemic inflammatory response during coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Tassani1999InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of combined zero-balanced and modified ultrafiltration on the systemic inflammatory response during coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Peter Tassani and Josef A. Richter and Gregory P. Eising and Andreas Barankay and Siegmund Lorenz Braun and C. H{\"a}hnel and P. Spaeth and Hubert Schad and H. J. Meisner},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={285-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether combined zero-balanced and modified ultrafiltration affects the systemic inflammatory response in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients. DESIGN Randomized and controlled. SETTING University-affiliated heart center. PARTICIPANTS Forty-three patients scheduled for elective CABG. INTERVENTIONS In the ultrafiltration group (UF group; n = 21), zero-balanced ultrafiltration was performed during rewarming and modified ultrafiltration immediately after the… CONTINUE READING
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