This study will determine the pharmacokinetics and safety of intravenous citrulline given to children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass for the correction of congenital heart defects.
Name: CitrullineDescription: Phase I - 150mg/kg IV bolus after initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass with dosage escalation study 50mg/kg, 100mg/kg, 150mg/kg IV at 6, 12, 24, 48 hours post operative. Phase II - 150mg/kg IV bolus after initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass with 9mg/kg/hr continuous IV starting 4 hours post bolus and infusing for 48 hours or discharge from PCCU.Type: Drug
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Finally, a genetic single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the rate limiting urea cycle enzyme (carbamyl phosphate synthetase I [CPSl T1405N]) appeared to affect postoperative plasma arginine levels and PVT. --- T1405N ---