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A Novel Roller Pump for Physiological Flow

The novel roller pump is suitable for benchtop testing of physiological flow.

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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 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.

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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).

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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.

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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

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

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…