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Sanibel Symposium 2020

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The Sanibel Symposium will be held on April 22rd – 25th, 2020 at the luxurious Sanibel Harbor Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Florida.  This conference venue features ocean views from virtually every angle and on-site activities including dining, cocktails, live music, boating, fishing, tennis and a world class spa facility.  This is the ideal “family” resort…

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Mayo Clinic’s Current Concepts in Extracorporeal Life Support: Medical Management and High-Fidelity Cannulation Simulations

Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is increasingly being used for refractory cardiopulmonary failure and its use in the adult population is gaining attention in clinical practice. The paucity of randomized clinical trials and guidelines has led to significant practice variation when trying to address the challenge of minimizing risk and maximizing benefit. This course provides the…

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MUSC Update on Perfusion Conference

MUSC 21st Annual Update on Perfusion Conference. The Cardiovascular Perfusion program at MUSC will be hosting the 21st Annual Update on Perfusion Conference, October 24-26, 2019 in Charleston, SC. As one of the longest running multi-disciplinary scientific programs, The Update on Perfusion Conference features the industry’s most contemporary techniques and emerging technological advancements. Conference delegates…

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MED Symposium 2019 (Minimally Invasive/ECMO/Dallas)

This course will include captivating lectures on both Minimally, invasive Cardiac Surgery as well as Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). The focus will be on surgical techniques as well as cannulation for these respective patient groups. There will also be an in depth look at post-op care and ICU management for these types of cases. This…

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CREF 2019: The 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium

The international, interdisciplinary 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium (CREF 2019) focuses on the science and techniques of cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal perfusion. The conference offers cutting-edge presentations, interactive discussions, case presentations, hands-on workshops, and extracurricular education on topics related to cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, extracorporeal perfusion, and extracorporeal life support. The 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery…

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Discriminatory Power of Scoring Systems for Outcome Prediction in Patients With Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Following Cardiovascular Surgery

Although extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) represents a rapidly evolving treatment option in patients with refractory heart or lung failure, survival remains poor and appropriate risk stratification challenging because established risk prediction models have not been validated for this specific population.

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In-vitro Performance of a Low Flow Extracorporeal Carbon Dioxide Removal Circuit

Extracorporeal gas exchange requires the passage of oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2) across an artificial membrane. Current European Union regulations do not require the transfer to be assessed in models using clinically relevant haemoglobin, making it difficult for clinicians to understand the CO2 clearance of a membrane, and how it changes in relation to sweep gas flow through the membrane.

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Extracorporeal Gas Exchange: When To Start And How To End?

In the last decade, primarily following the H1N1 pandemics [1], the extracorporeal respiratory assist is increasingly used [2, 3]. The acronym “ECMO”, i.e., ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, is, however, somehow misleading as the artificial extracorporeal assist may affect both oxygenation and CO2 removal, as well as the hemodynamics, depending on how it is applied.

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Extracorporeal Life Support for Adults With Respiratory Failure and Related Indications: A Review

The substantial growth over the last decade in the use of extracorporeal life support for adults with acute respiratory failure reveals an enthusiasm for the technology not always consistent with the evidence. However, recent high-quality data, primarily in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, have made extracorporeal life support more widely accepted in clinical practice.

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Venous-to-Arterial pCO2 Difference in High-risk Surgical Patients

Alteration of tissue perfusion is a main contributor to organ dysfunction in high-risk surgical patients. The difference between venous carbon dioxide and arterial carbon dioxide pressure (pCO2 gap) has been described as a parameter reflecting tissue hypoperfusion in critically ill patients who are insufficiently resuscitated.

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