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Medtronic Biomedicus 540 Blood Pump

Medtronic Biomedicus 540 Blood Pump

The Medtronic Biopump 540 is the 2nd generation of Medtronic’s centrifugal pump.

Medtronic ACT II Automaed Coagulation Timer

Medtronic ACT II Automaed Coagulation Timer

The Automated Coagulation Timer II by Medtronic Perfusion Systems is a microprocessor controlled electromechanical coagulation instrument intended for determining coagulation endpoints in whole blood, citrated whole blood, and plasma samples.

Autologous Platelet-Leukocyte Enriched Gel. Basics and Efficacy. A Novel Method to Support Soft Tissue and Bone Healing

Autologous Platelet-Leukocyte Enriched Gel. Basics and Efficacy. A Novel Method to Support Soft Tissue and Bone Healing

The purpose of this thesis was to provide basic information on features which are important for the application of platelet-leukocyte gel, to overcome the conflicting data that have been reported in clinical studies and experimental research on the efficacy of platelet-leukocyte gel treatment.

Early Bone Formation in Human Bone Grafts Treated With Platelet-Rich Plasma: Preliminary Histomorphometric Results

Early Bone Formation in Human Bone Grafts Treated With Platelet-Rich Plasma: Preliminary Histomorphometric Results

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on early and late bone healing after autogenous maxillary sinus grafting.

FDA Panel Votes to Keep Bayer Drug on the Market

FDA Panel Votes to Keep Bayer Drug on the Market

A Food and Drug Administration panel of outside medical experts said a Bayer AG drug, used to control bleeding in patients undergoing heart-bypass surgery, should stay on the U.S. market.

Bloodless Cardiac Surgery is Associated With Decreased Morbidity and Mortality

Bloodless Cardiac Surgery is Associated With Decreased Morbidity and Mortality

We hypothesized that cardiac surgery with perioperative blood transfusion was associated with worse outcomes.

Prolonged Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-Assisted Support Provides Improved Survival in Hypothermic Patients with Cardiocirculatory Arrest

Prolonged Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-Assisted Support Provides Improved Survival in Hypothermic Patients with Cardiocirculatory Arrest

aim of this study was to evaluate whether extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-assisted resuscitation improves survival in patients with hypothermic cardiac arrest.

Processing of Stored Packed Red Blood Cells Using Autotransfusion Devices Decreases Potassium and Microaggregates: A Prospective, Randomized, Single-Blinded in Vitro Study

Processing of Stored Packed Red Blood Cells Using Autotransfusion Devices Decreases Potassium and Microaggregates: A Prospective, Randomized, Single-Blinded in Vitro Study

The aim of the study was to compare the potential of autotransfusion devices to reduce non-infectious complications related to transfusion of long-stored packed red blood cells (PRBC; n= 57), such as changes in electrolytes, blood cells and the load of free microaggregates.

Predictors of Outcome in Patients With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Predictors of Outcome in Patients With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

We aimed to identify (a) the factors that could predict outcome and (b) the incidence and relation of complications during ECMO to outcome.

Antibacterial Effect of Autologous Platelet Gel Enriched With Growth Factors and Other Active Substances: An In Vitro Study

Antibacterial Effect of Autologous Platelet Gel Enriched With Growth Factors and Other Active Substances: An In Vitro Study

We analysed the antibacterial effect of platelet-rich gel in vitro by using the platelet-rich plasma samples of 20 volunteers, in vitro laboratory susceptibility to platelet-rich gel was determined by the Kirby-Bauer disc-diffusion method. Baseline antimicrobial activity was assessed by measuring the zones of inhibition on agar plates coated with selected bacterial strains.

Blood Lactate Levels During Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Valvular Heart Surgery

Blood Lactate Levels During Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Valvular Heart Surgery

studied the perioperative blood lactate levels in 82 patients undergoing valvular heart surgery.

Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma as an Adipocyte In Vivo Delivery System: Case Report

Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma as an Adipocyte In Vivo Delivery System: Case Report

The authors hypothesized that autologous platelet-rich plasma (APRP) could be used as an in vivo adipocyte delivery system to favor cell survival and to stimulate early recruitment of microcapillaries to the site of implantation.

Platelet-Rich Plasma and Bone Healing: A Histologic Study in Titanium Bone Chambers

Platelet-Rich Plasma and Bone Healing: A Histologic Study in Titanium Bone Chambers

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of PRP on bone healing in titanium bone chambers, which represented isolated defects.

Efficacy of Continuous Low-Dose hANP Administration in Patients Undergoing Emergent Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Efficacy of Continuous Low-Dose hANP Administration in Patients Undergoing Emergent Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Acute Coronary Syndrome

In the present study, the efficacy of the therapy during emergent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is investigated.

Current Opinion About Using the Platelet-Rich Gel in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery

Current Opinion About Using the Platelet-Rich Gel in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery

The aim of this article is presentation of present knowledge about properties and possibilities of using platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of soft tissue and bone healing disturbances.

Distraction Osteogenesis of the Lower Extremity in Patients With Achondroplasia/Hypochondroplasia Treated With Transplantation of Culture-Expanded Bone Marrow Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma

Distraction Osteogenesis of the Lower Extremity in Patients With Achondroplasia/Hypochondroplasia Treated With Transplantation of Culture-Expanded Bone Marrow Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma

To assess the efficacy of this cell therapy, retrospective comparative study was conducted between the bones treated with BMC and PRP and the bones treated without BMC and PRP during DO in patients with achondroplasia (ACH) and hypochondroplasia (HCH).

pH-Stat Blood Gas Management Provides Better Cerebral Perfusion During Deep Hypothermic Retrograde Cerebral Perfusion

pH-Stat Blood Gas Management Provides Better Cerebral Perfusion During Deep Hypothermic Retrograde Cerebral Perfusion

We performed a retrospective comparative clinical study to evaluate whether pH-stat () or alpha-stat strategy () provides better perfusion or oxygen metabolism during hypothermic retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP).

Platelet Dysfunction After Normothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Children: Effect of High-Dose Aprotinin

Platelet Dysfunction After Normothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Children: Effect of High-Dose Aprotinin

Here we investigated the effect of aprotinin on platelet function during normothermic CPB in pediatric patients.

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in Left Ventricular Assist Device Bridge-to-Transplant Patients

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in Left Ventricular Assist Device Bridge-to-Transplant Patients

We compared outcomes of HIT-positive versus control bridge-to-transplantation VAD patients; both groups were reexposed to heparin for cardiopulmonary bypass during transplant.

Effects of pH Management During Selective Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion on Cerebral Microcirculation and Metabolism: Alpha-Stat Versus pH-Stat

Effects of pH Management During Selective Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion on Cerebral Microcirculation and Metabolism: Alpha-Stat Versus pH-Stat

We sought to determine the direct effects of pH management on cerebral microcirculation and metabolism during SCP.

Perfusing the Cold Brain: Optimal Neuroprotection for Aortic Surgery

Perfusing the Cold Brain: Optimal Neuroprotection for Aortic Surgery

We used a survival porcine model to explore the physiologic characteristics and behavioral benefits of various protocols involving hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) and SCP.

Inhibition of Alveolar Oteitis in Mndibular Toth Etraction Stes Uing Patelet-Rch Plasma

Inhibition of Alveolar Oteitis in Mndibular Toth Etraction Stes Uing Patelet-Rch Plasma

This paper is a retrospective review of the benefits of PRP in AO prevention.

Differential Expression in Markers for Thrombin, Platelet Activation, and Inflammation in Cell Saver Versus Systemic Blood in Patients Undergoing On-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Differential Expression in Markers for Thrombin, Platelet Activation, and Inflammation in Cell Saver Versus Systemic Blood in Patients Undergoing On-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Elimination of cardiotomy suction increases reliance on cell-saver blood-conservation techniques.

Autotransfusion Management During and After Cardiopulmonary Bypass Alters Fibrin Degradation and Transfusion Requirements

Autotransfusion Management During and After Cardiopulmonary Bypass Alters Fibrin Degradation and Transfusion Requirements

This study was designed to explore the influence of autotransfusion management on intravascular fibrin degradation and postoperative transfusions