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Increased preoperative C-reactive protein (CRP)-values without signs of an infection and complicated course after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)-operations.

Authors
  • Boeken, U
  • Feindt, P
  • Zimmermann, N
  • Kalweit, G
  • Petzold, T
  • Gams, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Publication Date
May 01, 1998
Volume
13
Issue
5
Pages
541–545
Identifiers
PMID: 9663535
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These data show that patients without apparent infection or inflammation, who had elevated CRP-values preoperatively, face an increased risk of septic complications after extracorporeal circulation. As microbiology tests are negative in most cases, it may be speculated that the majority of septic complications are due to a SIRS.

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