Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, June 26th, 2005
"The impact of the postoperative inflammatory response on the central nervous system after cardiac surgery is uncertain," according to surgeons in France, who evaluated "the role of complement activation on cellular brain injury in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting."
"In addition, neuropsychological functioning was assessed," noted C. Baufreton and colleagues at the University Hospital in Angers. "We randomly assigned 30 patients to undergo surgery using either standard noncoated or heparin-coated extracorporeal...
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