CARDIAC ANESTHESIOLOGY DEPT, MODARRES HOSPITAL, SA'ADAT ABAD, TEHRAN, IRAN
ntroduction- Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) remains one of the major causes of cardiopulmonary bypass-associated organ injury during adult cardiac surgery. This study was designed and performed to assess the short-term effects of this technique on postoperative lung status in such patients.
Methods- In a double-blind, randomized clinical trial, 90 patients scheduled for elective CABG were selected and randomly assigned into 2 groups; the first group had ultrafiltration in their cardiopulmonary bypass circuit.
Results- The case group patients were extubated sooner compared to the control group. The postoperative oxygenation status in the case group was better than the control group.
Conclusions- The results of this study demonstrated that ultrafiltration could improve the postoperative respiratory status of those adults undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.