The benefits of continuous ultrafiltration in pediatric cardiac surgery


SEVER K., Tansel T. , BASARAN M., KAFALI E., UGURLUCAN M. , SAYIN O. , ...More

SCANDINAVIAN CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL, vol.38, no.5, pp.307-311, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14017430410021480
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-311
  • Keywords: cardiopulmonary bypass, continuous ultrafiltration, conventional ultrafiltration, modified ultrafiltration, pediatric cardiac surgery, CONGENITAL HEART-DISEASE, CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS, OPERATIONS, MEDIATORS, EFFICACY, INFANTS

Abstract

Background-Systemic inflammatory response and capillary leak syndrome, caused by extracorporeal circulation, have negative effects on the function of vital organs during the postoperative period. Modified ultrafiltration (MUF) has been developed as an alternative method to reduce the detrimental effects of cardiopulmonary bypass. The aim of this prospective, randomized study is to analyze the effects of MUF in a pediatric population undergoing congenital cardiac surgery.