The effects of aprotinin and steroids on generation of cytokines during coronary artery surgery

Turkoz A., Cigli A., But K., Sezgin N., Turkoz R., Gulcan O., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR ANESTHESIA, vol.15, no.5, pp.603-610, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives: To compare the efficacy of aprotinin and methylprednisolone in reducing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)-induced cytokine release, to evaluate the effect of myocardial cytokine release on systemic cytokine levels, and to determine the influence of cytokine release on perioperative and postoperative hemodynamics.