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January-April 2021| Vol 15| Issue 1


Fresh whole blood transfusion in cardiac surgery

The first documented blood transfusion was in 1665, Oxford. It was from one dog to another. It was followed by animal-to-human blood transfusion in 1667, but that was soon prohibited owing to fatal ...

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Electrical velocimetry (ICON cardiometry) assessment of hemodynamic changes associated with different inflation pressures during pediatric thoracoscopic surgery: a pilot study

Background Advances in endoscopic equipment and techniques have led to the use of minimally invasive thoracic surgery in an increasing number of pediatric surgical procedures. Logically, thor...

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Renal protective effect of remote ischemic preconditioning: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Background The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) is ∼21.6% in hospitalized patients with an increased incidence of mortality. Although many trials have been done to prevent or trea...


Inside-out central venous catheter: an unusual finding in the usual route of catheterization

Central venous catheterization is a common procedure in operation theatres as well as intensive care units. It is frequently used in cardiac surgery for hemodynamic monitoring as well as administrat...


Cardiac anesthesia in the time of coronavirus disease 2019: an Egyptian experience using a case series

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 was first detected in Wuhan City, and from there it is become a pandemic and global health threat. In the time of pandemic, Cardiac surgery in nearly all car...

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