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The KBC Protocol: An Update On Method And Communication
A video presentation from the 2018 Sanibel Symposium on the KBC cardioplegia protocol by Candice Kalin (21:10 minutes).
Regional Cerebral Oximetry as an Indicator of Acute Brain Injury in Adults Undergoing Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-A Prospective Pilot Study
ECMO patients that develop acute brain injuries (ABIs) are observed to have worse outcomes. We evaluated the association between rScO2 and ABI in venoarterial (VA) ECMO patients.
Enhanced Sternal Healing Through Platelet-Rich Plasma and Biodegradable Gelatin Hydrogel
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the controlled release of PRP from biodegradable gelatin hydrogel for promoting healing in a rabbit ischemic sternal model.
New Insights on the Use of del Nido Cardioplegia in Adult Cardiac Surgery
Cold crystalloid cardioplegia associated with mild-to-moderate hypothermia has the advantage to decrease the oxygen consumption, offers some degree of myocardial protection during period of low flow or low perfusion pressure.
Single Dose or Intermittant Cardioplegia: Factors that Influence Our Choice
A video presentation from the 2018 Sanibel Symposium on the current cardioplegia controversy by Richard Hayes from Quest Medical (33:20 minutes).
Randomized Controlled Trial of Heparin Versus Bivalirudin Anticoagulation in Acyanotic Children Undergoing Open Heart Surgery
To determine the safety and efficacy of bivalirudin as an anticoagulant for pediatric open heart surgery (OHS) and to determine its appropriate dosage for this purpose.
Perioperative Comparison Of Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate, Del Nido, St. Thomas And Cold Blood Cardioplegia Protocols In High-Risk CABG Patients
Serdar Gunaydin, MD, PhD provides an update on cardioplegia solutions and techniques at the American Academy Conference (18:40 minutes).
Thoracic Aortic Surgery: State Of The Art Update In 2018
A video presentation from the Sanibel Symposium on new technology by Basel Ramlawi, MD, MMSc, FACS, FACC (48.18 minutes).
Infection Prevention and Control
Tom Coley, RN, CCP Emeritus provides an update on infection prevention at the American Academy Conference (16:47 minutes).
The Future of Simulation and Training
Dr. Marc Dickstein provides an update on training and simulation at the American Academy Conference (23:30 minutes).
Update on Scientific Research
Joseph Sistino, PhD, CCP provides an update on scientific research at the 2018 American Academy Conference (29:27 minutes).
Cannulae Technology & Cannulation Techniques-History & Current Trends
Bob Leblanc from Medtronic presents on cannulation trends and advances in current technology (36:21 Minutes).
ECMO: When Do You Go Too Far?
A video presentation from the Sanibel Symposium by Paul Shuttleworth, CCP, BSN, MBA (28:11 minutes).
Cannulation Strategies in Adult Veno-arterial and Veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Techniques, Limitations, and Special Considerations
Veno-arterial (VA) ECMO is used in selected patients with various etiologies of cardiogenic shock and entails either central or peripheral cannulation.
CMS Changes in Reimbursement for ECMO Procedures
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented changes for ECMO procedures in the Medical Severity-Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) on October 1, 2018.
Incidence of Cerebral Microemboli in Single-Dose vs. Multidose Cardioplegia in Adult Cardiac Surgery
This study compared the incidence of microemboli during cardiac operations using conventional (multidose) and del Nido (single-dose) cardioplegia delivery.
Clinical Challenge: Effective De-Airing designed to Reduce the Risk of Air Embolism
Clinical Challenge: Effective De-Airing designed to Reduce the Risk of Air Embolism. Video presentation from Sanibel Symposium 2018 (18:10 minutes).
An Introduction to Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is an extracorporeal technique of providing prolonged cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange or perfusion to sustain life.
Supply and Demand in the Perfusion Services Sector
Supply and Demand in the Perfusion Services Sector. This topic was presented at the 2018 Sanibel Symposium Conference.
Hydrogen Peroxide Monitoring and Design Upgrade Customer Letter
The purpose of this letter is to advise you that LivaNova Deutschland GmbH (“LivaNova” or “the Company”) is executing a voluntary medical device correction for the 3T Heater-Cooler Systems (“3T”). This letter describes immediate action to be taken by you.