Tag: cardiopulmonary bypass

1. The use of intraoperative dexamethasone in infants undergoing elective cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass did not significantly reduce major complications or mortality compared to placebo. 2. While most outcomes were comparable between the two groups, mean blood glucose levels were higher in the dexamethasone group 24 hours post-surgery.  Evidence Rating...
1. The use of fibrinogen concentrate for fibrinogen replacement, post cardiac surgery, is noninferior to cryoprecipitate. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: A common postoperative complication with cardiac surgery is excessive bleeding which consequently requires blood component transfusion.  The guidelines for the management of cardiac surgery-associated bleeding presenting with acquired hypofibrinogenemia recommend...
1. The use of fibrinogen concentrate for fibrinogen replacement, post cardiac surgery, is noninferior to cryoprecipitate. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: A common postoperative complication with cardiac surgery is excessive bleeding which consequently requires blood component transfusion.  The guidelines for the management of cardiac surgery-associated bleeding presenting with acquired...