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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Heying, R; Wehage, E; Schumacher, K; Tassani, P; Haas, F; Lange, R; Hess, J; Seghaye, MC 
Title:
Dexamethasone pretreatment provides antiinflammatory and myocardial protection in neonatal arterial switch operation. 
Abstract:
This prospective double-blinded randomized study tested the hypothesis that preoperative treatment with dexamethasone would attenuate inflammatory priming of the myocardium, reduce the systemic inflammatory reaction upon cardiac operation, and provide organ protection in neonates.Twenty neonates (age, 8 to 21 days) with transposition of the great arteries scheduled for arterial switch operation were included. Nine received dexamethasone (1 mg/kg body weight) 4 hours before cardiopulmonary bypass...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Ann Thorac Surg 
Year:
2012 
Journal volume:
93 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
869-76 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0003-4975 
TUM Institution:
sthesiologie; r Kinderkardiologie und angeborene Herzfehler