Essential role of Patient Blood Management in a Pandemic: A Call for Action
LivaNova is offering a live webcast on the topic of patient blood management during the COVID pandemic featuring Jonathan Waters, MD and Milan Milojevic, MD PhD.
A Locum’s ScrapBook: Unmasking COVID: Virtual Reality has BECOME our Economy.
Editor’s Note: – That is my family. Up there- I want to be able to say that a year from now… – We (or better stated) “I” have worn Masks for YEARS. – Today is a continuation of more than a years struggle in terms of trying to cope with an entirely innocuous yet devastatingly…
Neuroendocrine Predictors of Vasoplegia After Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
Preoperative impaired response to low-dose ACTH stimulation test is not a risk factor for post-cardiotomic vasoplegia; conversely, higher preoperative copeptin predicts the complication.
A Novel Roller Pump for Physiological Flow
The novel roller pump is suitable for benchtop testing of physiological flow.
A Tissue-Based Simulation Model for Cardiopulmonary Bypass Cannulation/Decannulation Training
Cardiac surgery residents can practice necessary cardiopulmonary bypass cannulation/decannulation techniques by this model.
The Effect of Standardizing Autologous Prime Techniques in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass
The application of an ST-AP protocol was effective in reducing hemodilution, which was associated within higher Hcts and lower postoperative transfusion rates.
2019 American Heart Association Focused Update on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support: Use of Advanced Airways, Vasopressors, and Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During Cardiac Arrest: An Update to the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
The fundamentals of cardiac resuscitation include the immediate provision of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation combined with rapid defibrillation (as appropriate).
Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Does not Influence Cerebral Hemodynamics and Neurological Outcomes in High-risk Cardiac Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: an Analysis of the IABCS Trial
The preoperative use of the IABP in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery did not affect cerebral hemodynamics and was not associated with a higher incidence of neurological complications.
Effect of Fibrinogen Concentrate vs Cryoprecipitate on Blood Component Transfusion After Cardiac Surgery The FIBRES Randomized Clinical Trial
In patients undergoing cardiac surgery who develop clinically significant bleeding and hypofibrinogenemia after cardiopulmonary bypass, fibrinogen concentrate is noninferior to cryoprecipitate with regard to number of blood components transfused in a 24-hour period post bypass.
Elusive Waste The Fermi Paradox in US Health Care
Health care in the United States has its own version of the Fermi paradox.
Cardiac and Vascular Surgery–Associated Acute Kidney Injury: The 20th International Consensus Conference of the ADQI (Acute Disease Quality Initiative) Group
Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in 7% to 18% of hospitalized patients and complicates the course of 50% to 60% of those admitted to the intensive care unit, carrying both significant mortality and morbidity. Even though many cases of AKI are reversible within days to weeks of occurrence, data from multiple large observational and epidemiological…