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Mannitol Is Associated with Less Postoperative Delirium after Aortic Valve Surgery in Patients Treated with Bretschneider Cardioplegia

In cardiac surgeries that use extracorporeal circulation (ECC), postoperative delirium (POD) is a common complication. This condition is associated with extended hospital stays, increased costs, and higher morbidity. According to a recent retrospective study that focused on the effects of intraoperative mannitol during aortic valve replacement (AVR), mannitol could potentially decrease the incidence of POD,…

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6 months ago

The complications associated with the administration of Brettschneider cardioplegia are voluminous and well documented.
However, when attempting to place a connection between Mannitol and Post operative delirium is really a stretch.
When listing causation factors creating POD, Mannitol would come in at around number 18.
Especially when factoring in Brettschneider solution, Mannitol as primary causation should be a non-issue.

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