Ischemic Colitis after Cardiac Surgery: Can We Foresee the Threat?

  title={Ischemic Colitis after Cardiac Surgery: Can We Foresee the Threat?},
  author={Rawa Arif and Mina W. Farag and Marcin Zaradzki and Christoph Reissfelder and Frank Pianka and Thomas Bruckner and Jamila Kremer and Maximilian B. Franz and Arjang Ruhparwar and G{\'a}bor Szab{\'o} and Carsten J. Beller and Matthias Karck and Klaus Kallenbach and Alexander Weymann},
  booktitle={PloS one},
INTRODUCTION Ischemic colitis (IC) remains a great threat after cardiac surgery with use of extracorporeal circulation. We aimed to identify predictive risk factors and influence of early catecholamine therapy for this disease. METHODS We prospectively collected and analyzed data of 224 patients, who underwent laparotomy due to IC after initial cardiac surgery with use of extracorporeal circulation during 2002 and 2014. For further comparability 58 patients were identified, who underwent… CONTINUE READING
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