The efficacy of aprotinin in arterial switch operations in infants.

@article{Murugesan2008TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of aprotinin in arterial switch operations in infants.},
  author={Chinnamuthu Murugesan and Sanjay Kumar Banakal and Rajnish Garg and Shankaraiah Keshavamurthy and Kanchi Muralidhar},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={
          783-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND In the present study we assessed whether aprotinin at a total dose (40,000 kallikrein inhibitor units (KIU)/kg) is effective in reducing postoperative blood loss and blood product requirement after arterial switch operations in infants. METHODS A prospective, double-blind, randomized study, evaluated 50 infants who underwent arterial switch operations for transposition of great arteries. Patients were randomized into a placebo group, 25 patients who received normal saline and a… CONTINUE READING
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