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DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013729 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: With great interest we read th e article by Terzi and associate s pu blished recent ly in th is journal. In their study th e auth ors describe the effectiveness of intravenous magnesium infusion in the treat ment and prevent ion of postop erati ve atrial tachyarrhythmias (PAT) in pat ient s unde rgoing non -cardiac thora cic surgery (4 ). We tota lly agree with the ir opinion that the application of magnesium (Mg) is importan t in (non-)cardiac thoracic surgery concerning the stabilization of postoperative car… Show more

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“…From the literature search and reference review, 20 studies that satisfied the inclusion criteria were found. [16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33] The publication dates spanned from 1982 to 2003. 23 25 Patient enrolment in single studies ranged from 20 to 400 patients.…”
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“…From the literature search and reference review, 20 studies that satisfied the inclusion criteria were found. [16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33] The publication dates spanned from 1982 to 2003. 23 25 Patient enrolment in single studies ranged from 20 to 400 patients.…”
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“…23 One study did not specify surgical procedure. 32 Aortic cross clamp time ranged from 38-103 minutes 21 31 in the control group and 35-91 26 31 minutes in the treatment group. Most of the studies excluded patients with abnormal renal function.…”
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“…[16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33] The publication dates spanned from 1982 to 2003. 23 25 Patient enrolment in single studies ranged from 20 to 400 patients.…”
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“…Furthermore, RCTs conducted on patients undergoing heart surgery report controversial findings. Although Wollert and coworkers 22 also reported reduced risk of AT in cardiac surgery, a number of other investigators did not find any difference between magnesium and placebo. 36,37 On the other hand, Wilkes and associates 38 found a reduced risk of AT when magnesium was supplemented after measuring levels of ionized plasma magnesium.…”
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“…[17][18][19] On detailed review, 5 of the 16 studies did not meet the predefined inclusion criteria. One of the rejected studies randomized patients undergoing heart-lung transplantation, 20 2 studies were found to be nonrandomized trials, 8,21 30 Magnesium 200 64 n/a 20 surgical patients, 22 and 1 study related to short-acting ␤-blocker (esmolol) use during anesthesia to measure responses to laryngoscopy and did not report information on any of the outcomes of interest. 23 The remaining 11 unique studies 4,11,17,[24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32] met the inclusion criteria.…”
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