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A solution for global hygienic challenges regarding the application of heater-cooler systems in cardiac surgery

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Foltan, Maik ; Nikisch, Andre ; Dembianny, Jan ; Miano, Anna-Lena ; Heinze, Johannes ; Klar, Dennis ; Göbölös, Laszlo ; Lehle, Karla ; Schmid, Christof
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 22 Feb 2022 06:24


71.759 surgical procedures were performed in 2019 with the aid of cardiopulmonary bypass in Germany. To adjust the patient’s body temperature on extracorporeal circulation, the application of a heater-cooler unit (HCU) is mandatory. However, in case of insufficient sanitisation of HCU, life-threatening infections can be transmitted by the device to the patients, including Legionella bacteria, ...


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