The effect of open heart surgery on circulating lymphocytes and lymphocyte subsets in pediatric patients


Bayer A., Dogan O. F. , Ersoy F., Ersoy U.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.17, no.1, pp.13-17, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-17

Abstract

Background: Open heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is associated with humoral and cellular activation, leading to organ dysfunction and an increased risk for infections in the postoperative period. The goal of our study was to investigate the effect of CPB on cellular immune system in children.