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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the Perioperative Care of the Lung Transplant Patient

Future studies will need to improve patient selection to fully take advantage of the use of ECMO in LT while minimizing its costs.

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Development of a Prototype Anti-Pollution Filter for Volatile Anesthetics

The new version of our prototype filter adsorbed most of the volatile anesthetics agents during an ex-vivo simulated conventional cardiopulmonary bypass test.


2019 EACTS/EACTA/EBCP Guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Adult Cardiac Surgery: a Tool to Better Clinical Practice

‘To improve the outcome of adult patients undergoing heart surgery’


Risk Factors of In-Hospital Mortality in Adult Postcardiotomy Cardiogenic Shock Patients Successfully Weaned from Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Sequential organ failure assessment score might help clinicians to predict in-hospital mortality for patients successfully weaned from venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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Differences Between Central Venous and Cerebral Tissue Oxygen Saturation in Anaesthetised Patients With Diabetes Mellitus

We hypothesised that diabetes widens the physiological saturation gap between ScvO2 and rSO2 (gSO2), and the width of this gap may vary during various phases of cardiac surgery.


Biocompatibility of a Polymer-Coated Membrane Possessing a Hydrophilic Blood-Contacting Layer: Adsorption-Related Assessment

Thus, acrylate-based copolymer coating could inhibit the adsorption of various peptide compounds.


Crashing Off Bypass: Oxygen Delivery Failure on Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Case Report


Current Neurologic Assessment and Neuroprotective Strategies in Cardiac Anesthesia

Our data indicate that approximately half of the respondents to this SCA survey do not use standardized guidelines/standard operating procedures for perioperative cerebral protection.

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Escape Into Patient Ssafety: Bringing Human Factors to Life for Medical Students

More thorough evaluation of larger pilots is recommended to continue exploring the effectiveness of escape rooms as a teaching method.


Myocardial Protection in the Arterial Switch Operation: Custodiol Versus Cold Blood Cardioplegia

The optimal myocardial protective solution in the neonatal arterial switch operation remains controversial.


Superior Mesenteric Flow Pattern During Counterpulsation: is Simply a Shorter Balloon the Solution for Visceral Hypoperfusion?

Our data are a call for improvement in the design of the short balloon.


Single Ventricle Physiology Patients and Coagulation Abnormalities: Is There a Relationship With Hemodynamic Data and Postoperative Course? A Pilot Study

Abnormalities in coagulation parameters are common in SV patients. Coagulation abnormalities constitute a preoperative risk factor and affect postoperative course.

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Gender Bias and Its Negative Impact on Cardiothoracic Surgery

Unfortunately, the surgical workforce is not close to the gender parity that has been achieved within medical schools.


Platelet Administration During Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Neonates: A Universal Therapy Applied in a Novel Way

Improved intraoperative and postoperative hemostasis was observed in neonates given platelets during the rewarming phase of cardiopulmonary bypass.

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Routine Presternotomy Extracorporeal Circulation for Redo Surgery

Routine establishment of presternotomy ECC reduces the risk of injury to the mediastinal structures during reentry and facilitates easier repair in the event of structural injury during reentry or dissection.


Extracorporeal Resuscitation with Carbon Monoxide Improves Renal Function by Targeting Inflammatory Pathways in Cardiac Arrest in Pigs

Our data demonstrate improved renal function by extracorporeal CO treatment in a porcine model of cardiac arrest.

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Comparison of Three Infant Venous Reservoirs with Vacuum-assisted Venous Drainage During Varying Levels of Cardiotomy Suction

There is an adverse effect of excessive cardiotomy suction on the efficacy of vacuum-assisted venous drainage in infant hard-shell venous reservoirs.

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Differential Modulatory Effects of Propofol and Sevoflurane Anesthesia on Blood Monocyte HLA-DR and CD163 Expression During and After Cardiac Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass: a Preliminary Randomized Flow Cytometry Study

Propofol seems to induce a higher postoperative fraction of the CD163highHLA-DRlow monocyte subset.

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Antithrombin Supplementation in Adult Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Therapeutic anticoagulation occurred more frequently following antithrombin supplementation; however, this difference was not statistically significant. More bleeding events occurred following antithrombin supplementation while observing an increase in platelet transfusions.


Long-term Follow-up of Post-cardiac Surgery Mycobacterium Chimaera Infections: A 5-center Case Series

Given poor response to treatment and potential for delayed relapses, post-cardiac surgery M. chimaera infection warrants aggressive treatment and long-term monitoring.

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Altered Frontal White Matter Microstructure is Associated with Working Memory Impairments in Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study

Adolescence, which is a crucial period for prefrontal brain maturation, may offer a window of opportunity for intervention in order to support the maturation of frontal brain regions and therefore improve higher order cognitive function in patients with CHD.


Impact of Custodiol‐N Cardioplegia on Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiopulmonary Bypass

A statistical trend was found showing that AKI‐related proximal tubule swelling and cytochrome c release were diminished.


The Use of Data Science to Analyse Physiology of Oxygen Delivery in the Extracorporeal Circulation

Modern calculation tools make it possible to create a common data platform from a very large database. Using that methodology we created models of haemodynamic compounds describing tissue oxygen delivery.


Carotid artery blood flow velocities during open-heart surgery and its association with delirium

Our results suggest that higher cerebral blood flow velocities after aortic de-clamping and probably also improved brain oxygenation might be beneficial to prevent postoperative delirium.