• Nitric Oxide Lowers Risk of Kidney Complications from Heart Surgery

    3 monthes ago - By Medindia Health

    Inhaled nitric oxide may reduce kidney complications from heart surgery when used during and for 24 hours following heart surgery. This is the first study to show that a pharmacological treatment can reduce acute and chronic kidney injury resulting from cardiac surgery.
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  • Nitric oxide during cardiopulmonary bypass boosts kidney outcomes

    Nitric oxide during cardiopulmonary bypass boosts kidney outcomes

    3 monthes ago - By Healio

    Patients undergoing multiple valve replacement with prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass who were given nitric oxide had a decreased risk for acute kidney injury, worsening of chronic kidney disease and major adverse kidney events, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
    “Previous studies showed that prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass causes disruption of circulating red blood cells and the release of hemoglobin, which can cause acute kidney injury, leading to kidney failure and the need for long-term hemodialysis,” Lorenzo Berra,
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  • Administering nitric oxide gas after heart surgery may decrease risk of kidney problems

    3 monthes ago - By News Medical

    Administration of nitric oxide gas during and for 24 hours following heart surgery decreased the risk of patients developing acute and chronic kidney problems, a randomized, controlled trial conducted in China found.
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