Evaluation of Buffy Coat Prepared Using the Thermogenesis Res-Q60 From BMA and Whole Blood (Video)
Vijay Kumar discusses the quality of the BMC and PRP prepared using the Res-Q60 System from Thermogenesis Corporation (23 minutes).
Clinical Skills Evaluation With A Standardized Simulated Patient (Video)
Edward Darling discusses how SUNY has successfully incorporated simulation training into its clinical training program (23 minutes).
Variation In Arterial In-Flow Temperature: A Regional Quality Improvement Project (Video)
Craig Warren discusses a regional quality improvement effort focused on arterial in-flow temperature (17 minutes).
Drastic Coagulation Improvements Post Cardiac Surgery Without the Use of Blood Products (Video)
Dee Carlile discusses how his team has made drastic improvements in post-op coagulation status without the use of blood products (20 minutes).
CO2 and Cerebral Blood Flow on CPB (Video)
Dr. Al-Rawi discusses the effects of CO2 on cerebral blood flow during cardiopulmonary bypass (18 minutes).
Cytomedix Acquires Angel Whole Blood Separation System and activAT Autologous Thrombin Processing Kit from Sorin Group for $7 Million
Microemboli from Cardiopulmonary Bypass are Associated with a Serum Marker of Brain Injury
An increasing number of reports surrounding neurologic injury in the setting of cardiac surgery has focused on utilizing biomarkers as intermediate outcomes. Previous research has associated cerebral microemboli and neurobehavioral deficits with biomarkers.
Management and Monitoring of Anticoagulation for Children Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Cardiac Surgery
During CPB, an appropriate amount of heparin is given with the goal of minimizing the risk of thrombosis and platelet activation and at the same time reducing the risk of bleeding from over anticoagulation.
Evaluation of Hemodynamic and Regional Tissue Perfusion Effects of Minimized Extracorporeal Circulation (MECC®)
Minimized extracorporeal circulation (MECC ® , Maquet, Cardiopulmonary AG, Hirrlingen, Germany ) is an established procedure to perform coronary revascularization.
In Vitro Comparison of the New In-Line Monitor BMU 40 versus a Conventional Laboratory Analyzer
. The objective of this in vitro study was to compare a novel continuous in-line blood parameter monitoring system versus a reference laboratory analyzer.
Preoperative Hyponatremia and Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Yet Another Factor for Cerebral Dysfunction?
Hyponatremia is common in patients prior to cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), usually secondary to diuretic therapy. Rapid correction of chronic hyponatremia, which potentially occurs on commencing CPB, may in susceptible patients result in central pontine myelomatosis.
Arterial Filter Bypass Loop: What Occurs in this Area during Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Are There Potential Patient Implications
The arterial filter is an integral part of bypass circuitry. When introduced, manufacturers suggested a bypass loop for retrograde priming and de-airing, and for uninterrupted blood flow in case of malfunction. Practice has shown antegrade priming and de-airing is possible. This questions the necessity of the loop and presents the question—what occurs in the loop during bypass?
Application of Autologous Derived-Platelet Rich Plasma Gel in the Treatment of Chronic Wound Ulcer: Diabetic Foot Ulcer
The treatment of chronic wounds remains problematic, despite new insight into the cellular and molecular basis of wound healing. Although the aetio-pathogenesis of chronic wounds is said to be multi-factorial, it is evident from literature that effective and adequate wound debridement has produced the most consistent effect in chronic wound treatment.
In Vitro Circuit Stability of 5-Fluorouracil and Oxaliplatin in Support of Hyperthermic Isolated Hepatic Perfusion
To interpret the pharmacokinetics of these drugs correctly, the contributions of tissue or organ clearance and chemical degradation, respectively, to overall drug elimination from the circuit need to be identified.
The Perfusionist’s Role in a Collaborative Multidisciplinary Approach to Blood Transfusion Reduction in Cardiac Surgery
We initiated a data-driven, multidisciplinary effort to decrease allogeneic red blood cell transfusion at our institution. Creative perfusion strategies are an essential component of our program and led to a low transfusion rate.
Patient Directed Perfusion Pressure on Bypass, an Analogy from Electrical Engineering—A New Concept
We present the concept that perfusion pressure during cardiopulmonary bypass should be patient specific, depending on an individual’s resting pre-procedural blood pressure.
Whole Body Hyperthermia using Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Antegrade Carotid Cerebral Perfusion (Video)
Ahmses Matt talks about whole body and isolated hyperthermic perfusion (12 minutes).
ECPR: A Necessity for Pediatric Open Heart Surgery (Video)
Carol Ann Rosenberg discusses ECPR and its importance in pediatric open heart surgery (18 minutes).
Perfusionist-Guided Technologies Reduce Blood Utilization and Cost of Cardiac Surgery (Video)
Dr. Russell Stahl discusses the ways perfusionists can have a positive impact on blood utilization and healthcare cost in cardiac surgery (22 minutes).
Gelatin and Thrombin-Based Hemostatic Agents (Video)
Shane Donovan and Jill Macoy discuss thormbin and gelatin-based hemostatic agents (12 minutes).
Bypass and the Brain: The Confusion About Perfusion (Video)
Dr. Rebecca Gottesman talks the effects of Cardiopulmonary Bypass on the brain (29 minutes).
Tight Glycemic Control (Video)
Jeremiah R. Brown discusses the current trends with glucose management during CPB (29 minutes).