Endocan: Can It Predict Post-Operative Pneumonia?
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Fiona is a research scientist at the University of Franche-Comté, EA3920, UFR des Sciences Médicales et Pharmaceutiques.

                       

Endocan: Can It Predict Post-Operative Pneumonia?

Patients undergoing cardiac surgery, such as coronary artery bypass graft or valve replacement surgery, may be prone to suffer from respiratory complications after surgery. These complications can range from hospital-acquired pneumonia to ventilator-associated pneumonia, to the most severe, and feared form of respiratory infection, namely acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). These infections represent a major public health challenge in intensive care units (ICUs), occurring in up to 15% of critically ill patients. Patients who contract ARDS after cardiac surgery have...

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