Research Article

Dexamethasone Prophylaxis in Pediatric Open Heart Surgery Is Associated with Increased Blood Long Pentraxin PTX3: Potential Clinical Implications

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Plasma levels of CRP (a) and fibrinogen (b), and PTT values (c) in children undergoing CPB, either treated or untreated with dexamethasone. Values are expressed as medians and 1st and 3rd quartile. Time points are defined in Figure 1. *** ; ** ; * .