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The perioperative period is characterized by an intense inflammatory response marked by elevated concentrations of inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein (CRP). This response has been linked to increased perioperative morbidity and mortality. Available evidence suggests that blunting the inflammatory response to surgery might improve perioperative outcomes. The benefits from blunting the surgical stress response are likely to be greatest in the high risk patient such as those having major non-cardiac surgery.
We will study three interventions potentially modulating perioperative inflammation, corticosteroids, tight glucose control and light anesthesia and their effects on major morbidity and mortality resulting from major non-cardiac surgery.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Major Non-Cardiac Surgery
intensive glucose management, deeper anesthetic management, placebo, Dexamethasone, conventional glucose control, Lighter anesthesia group
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Aspect Medical Systems
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:30:12-0400
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