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Effect of Targeting Mean Arterial Pressure During Cardiopulmonary Bypass by Monitoring Cerebral Autoregulation on Postsurgical Delirium Among Older Patients
Delirium occurs in up to 52% of patients after cardiac surgery and may result from changes in cerebral perfusion. Using intraoperative cerebral autoregulation monitoring to individualize and optimize cerebral perfusion may be a useful strategy to reduce the incidence of delirium after cardiac surgery.
Impact of 2 Distinct Levels of Mean Arterial Pressure on Near-Infrared Spectroscopy During Cardiac Surgery: Secondary Outcome From a Randomized Clinical Trial
The aim of the present study was in a randomized, blinded design to elucidate the effect of 2 distinct levels of MAP on rScO2 values during CPB.
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
We conducted a systematic literature review of animal models combining features of experimental ARDS with ECMO to better understand this situation.
Establishing a Ventilator-Heart Lung Machine Communication Bridge to Mitigate Errors when Weaning from Bypass
The objective of this project was to create a redundant safety system of verbal and electronic communication to prevent failure to ventilate errors after cardiopulmonary bypass.
Supply and Demand in the Perfusion Services Sector: 2019 Update
A video presentation from the 2019 Sanibel Symposium on Perfusion Supply and Demand by Presentation by Michael Colligan, RN, MS, CCP (29:47 minutes).
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.