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Influence of Time Interval Between Coronary Angiography to Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery on Incidence of Cardiac Surgery Associated Acute Kidney Injury

Influence of Time Interval Between Coronary Angiography to Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery on Incidence of Cardiac Surgery Associated Acute Kidney Injury

The aim of this study was to assess influence of time interval between coronary angiography (CAG) to off-pump CABG (OPCABG) on incidence of cardiac surgery associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI).

Different Dose Regimes and Administration Methods of Tranexamic Acid in Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials

Different Dose Regimes and Administration Methods of Tranexamic Acid in Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials

The efficacy of tranexamic acid (TXA) to reduce perioperative blood loss and allogeneic blood transfusion in cardiacsurgeries has been proved in previous studies, but its adverse effects especially seizure has always been a problem of concern.

Evaluation and Reconditioning of Donor Organs for Transplantation Through Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

Evaluation and Reconditioning of Donor Organs for Transplantation Through Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

In this prospective study, we subjected five lungs considered to be high risk for transplantation to 4 hours of ex vivo lungperfusion, with evaluation of oxygenation capacity.

Comparative Study Between Different Modes of Ventilation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass and its Effect on Postoperative Pulmonary Dysfunction

Comparative Study Between Different Modes of Ventilation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass and its Effect on Postoperative Pulmonary Dysfunction

BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary dysfunction is a prevalent complication after cardiac surgery; it has many contributing considerations due to either the surgery itself, anomalies to gas exchange or maybe as a result of alterations in lung mechanics. The aim of this study was to compare pressure-controlled ventilation versus volume-controlled ventilation in the presence of no ventilation…

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Simulation-Based Training in Cardiac Surgery

This study hypothesized that some skills could be learned efficiently and safely by using simulation with component task training, deliberate practice, progressive complexity, and experienced coaching to produce safer cardiac surgeons.

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The Brazilian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (SBCCV) and Brazilian Society for Extracorporeal Circulation (SBCEC) Standards and Guidelines for Perfusion Practice

A primary role for clinical medicine societies is to develop standards and guidelines for practice as an instrument to promote safe and effective patient care. The Brazilian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (SBCCV) represented by its Department for Mechanical Circulatory Assistance (DECAM) and the the Brazilian Society for Extracorporeal Circulation (SBCEC) conducted a careful critical review…

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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).

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How Do I Become a Perfusionist?

This article summarizes the length of training required to become a perfusionist in the United States and the types of perfusion education programs available.

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Infection Prevention and Control

Tom Coley, RN, CCP Emeritus provides an update on infection prevention at the American Academy Conference (16:47 minutes).

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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

Update on Scientific Research

Joseph Sistino, PhD, CCP provides an update on scientific research at the 2018 American Academy Conference (29:27 minutes).

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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.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines– Anticoagulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

It is hoped that this guideline will serve as a resource and will stimulate investigators to conduct more research and expand upon the evidence base on the topic of anticoagulation for CPB.

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Results of the 2015 Perfusionist Salary Study

The objective of the 2015 Perfusionist Salary Study was to gather verifiable employee information to determine current compensation market rates (salary averages) of clinical perfusionists working in the United States.

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Guidelines For Perfusion Practice

The document is intended to serve as a useful guide for teams developing institution-specific protocols to improve the reliability, safety and effectiveness of extracorporeal support services.

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Standards and Guidelines for Perfusion Practice

The goal of this project was to provide Perfusionists with a framework to guide safe and effective extracorporeal support care to their patients. AmSECT recommends that clinical teams use this document as a guide for developing institution-specific protocols for patients receiving extracorporeal support.

What is Cardiopulmonary Bypass?

What is Cardiopulmonary Bypass?

Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a technique that temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery, maintaining the circulation of blood and the oxygen content of the body.

Scope of Perfusion Practice

Scope of Perfusion Practice

AmSECT’s Task Force on the Expansion of Perfusion Scope of Practice Purpose The purpose of this document is to define the Scope of Practice for Clinical Perfusionist Professionals and to specify their role as members of the health care team, acting in the best interest of the patient. The scope of practice is a “living”…

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Interview Advice for Perfusion Students (Editorial)

This article offers advice for perfusion student seeking gainful employment.

Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

Perfusion.com, with over 10,000 members world-wide, is one of the most progressive and far reaching perfusion organization in the world.  We are currently seeking new authors and publications for the many sections of our online journal.  We hope that you will consider submitting your new manuscript to us.

What is Autologous Platelet Gel?

What is Autologous Platelet Gel?

Autologous platelet gel (APG) was developed in the early 1990’s as a byproduct of multicomponent pheresis.

List of Clinical Applications For Platelet Gel

List of Clinical Applications For Platelet Gel

This list may change frequently without notice.  We recommend consulting with a surgeon before preparing or using autlogous platelet gel for any of the applications listed below. Plastic Surgery: Face, Neck and Brow Lifts Endoscopic Brow Blephroplasty Facial Laser Procedures Breast Reconstruction, Reduction, Mammoplasty, and Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous (TRAM) Flap Abdominoplasty Cranio-Facial Reconstruction Non-Healing…

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Prebypass Checklist

This is a sample pre-bypass perfusion checklist provided by AmSECT.

Perfusionist Code of Ethics

Perfusionist Code of Ethics

The purpose of a code of ethics is to acknowledge a profession’s acceptance of the responsibility and trust conferred upon it by society and to recognize the internal obligations inherent in that trust. The following paragraphs delineate the standards governing the conduct of members in their professional interactions with patients, colleagues, other health professionals and the general public.