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International Journal of Artificial Organs

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525674/continuous-hemoadsorption-with-a-cytokine-adsorber-during-sepsis-a-review-of-the-literature
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Khosrow S Houschyar, Malcolm N Pyles, Susanne Rein, Ina Nietzschmann, Dominik Duscher, Zeshaan N Maan, Kristian Weissenberg, Hubertus M Philipps, Catharina Strauss, Beate Reichelt, Frank Siemers
Sepsis is a well-recognized healthcare issue worldwide, ultimately resulting in significant mortality, morbidity and resource utilization during and after critical illness. In its most severe form, sepsis causes multi-organ dysfunction that produces a state of critical illness characterized by severe immune dysfunction and catabolism. Sepsis induces the activation of complement factor via 3 pathways and the release of inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1β), resulting in a systemic inflammatory response...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525673/report-on-50-cases-of-severe-acute-hypotension-at-donor-plasmaphereses-treatment-and-course
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Josef Evers, George B Schreiber, Uwe Taborski
INTRODUCTION: This paper reports our experience in 50 cases with severe hypotensive reactions at plasma donations (synonymous with donor plasmaphereses). METHODS: Plasma donors who developed a severe acute hypotensive reaction at donor plasmapheresis, and were treated by placing the donor in the Trendelenburg position and rapid infusion of 1,000 mL saline were investigated. Plasmaphereses were performed with the Haemonetics® plasma collecting system 2 (PCS2). The results were analyzed using Excel...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525670/hemoadsorption-treatment-of-patients-with-acute-infective-endocarditis-during-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-case-series
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Karl Träger, Christian Skrabal, Guenther Fischer, Thomas Datzmann, Janpeter Schroeder, Daniel Fritzler, Jan Hartmann, Andreas Liebold, Helmut Reinelt
INTRODUCTION: Infective endocarditis is a serious disease condition. Depending on the causative microorganism and clinical symptoms, cardiac surgery and valve replacement may be needed, posing additional risks to patients who may simultaneously suffer from septic shock. The combination of surgery bacterial spreadout and artificial cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surfaces results in a release of key inflammatory mediators leading to an overshooting systemic hyperinflammatory state frequently associated with compromised hemodynamic and organ function...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525672/testing-of-a-novel-percutaneous-temporary-aortic-valve-in-a-rabbit-model-of-acute-severe-aortic-regurgitation-an-experimental-study
#4
Paul C Ho
PURPOSE: Device management of hemodynamic instability due to acute aortic regurgitation is not available. A novel, catheter-based, temporary aortic valve (TAV) has been in development. Early prototypes (balloon-based TAV) have undergone proof-of-concept studies in mathematical, bench and animal models. The redesigned membrane-based TAV prototype is evaluated in a rabbit model of acute severe aortic regurgitation. METHODS: Acute aortic regurgitation was simulated by deploying a self-expanding endovascular stent across the aortic annulus...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525671/infection-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients-on-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Maria J Santiago, Jesús López-Herce, Eva Vierge, Ana Castillo, Amaya Bustinza, Jose M Bellón, Amelia Sánchez, Sarah Fernández
INTRODUCTION: Continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) are frequently used in critically ill children and may increase the risk of infection. However, the incidence, characteristics and prognosis of infection in critically ill children on CRRT have not been studied. METHODS: Data from a prospective, single-center register of critically ill children treated with CRRT was analyzed. RESULTS: 55 children (40% under 1 year of age) were treated with CRRT between June 2008 and January 2012; 43 patients (78...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525669/relationship-between-bioimpedance-determined-body-composition-and-peritoneal-transport-in-peritoneal-dialysis
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Bernardo M da Costa, Gloria Del Peso, Maria Auxiliadora Bajo, Gilda Carreño, Marta Ferreira, Carina Ferreira, Rafael Selgas
PURPOSE: In peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, body fluid homeostasis is dependent on peritoneal elimination of water and solutes. Patients with less favorable peritoneal transport parameters should be more overhydrated. Despite this, the association between faster transport and overhydration (OH) is weak, and the factors that influence hydration status are still poorly characterized. Modified peritoneal equilibration tests (PET) offer us new parameters that might correlate better with hydration status, like free water transport (FWT)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525668/comparison-of-hand-and-semiautomatic-tracing-methods-for-creating-maxillofacial-artificial-organs-using-sequences-of-computed-tomography-ct-and-cone-beam-computed-tomography-cbct-images
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Bence T Szabo, Seçil Aksoy, Gabor Repassy, Krisztian Csomo, Csaba Dobo-Nagy, Kaan Orhan
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare the paranasal sinus volumes obtained by manual and semiautomatic imaging software programs using both CT and CBCT imaging. METHODS: 121 computed tomography (CT) and 119 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) examinations were selected from the databases of the authors' institutes. The Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) images were imported into 3-dimensonal imaging software, in which hand mode and semiautomatic tracing methods were used to measure the volumes of both maxillary sinuses and the sphenoid sinus...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497450/the-role-of-hemodialysis-in-treatment-of-acute-acetic-acid-poisonings
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Andon Chibishev, Lidija Petkovska, Liljana Tozija, Milka Zdravkovska, Emilija Shikole
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to show the importance of hemodialysis as an active method in treatment of acute acetic acid poisonings. Its main role is to support the renal function during the state of the intoxication when patients develop acute renal failure. METHODS: We analyzed data from a 10-year period, a total of 71 patients who ingested acetic acid, either intentionally or accidentally. Patients with a need of hemodialysis (HD) treatment underwent 3- to 4-hour HD sessions every day or every second day, according to clinical assessment, as needed, until recovery of kidney function...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493275/focus-issue-bioartificial-organs-and-tissue-engineering
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Dimitrios Stamatialis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430304/pre-ecmo-coagulopathy-does-not-increase-the-occurrence-of-hemorrhage-during-extracorporeal-support
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Pilar Anton-Martin, Lakshmi Raman, Nikhil Thatte, Jefferson Tweed, Vinai Modem, Janna Journeycake
INTRODUCTION AND METHODS: Observational retrospective cohort study to evaluate the association between precannulation coagulopathy and the occurrence of hemorrhage during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in neonatal and pediatric patients at a tertiary children's hospital. RESULTS: Of 241 patients supported with ECMO between January 2009 and December 2014, 175 (72.6%) had precannulation coagulation laboratory data and were included in the study. Of the eligible patients, 84 (48%) were identified as coagulopathic and 91 (52%) were noncoagulopathic...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430302/the-blue-journal-after-40-years
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George Dunea, Diego Brancaccio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430300/left-ventricular-assist-pump-pocket-infection-conservative-treatment-strategy-for-destination-therapy-candidates
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Elie Haddad, François-Xavier Lescure, Walid Ghodhbane, Laurent Lepage, Camille D'humieres, William Vindrios, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Patrick Nataf, Matthias Kirsch
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, particularly among patients with advanced disease and no access to cardiac transplantation. LVAD implantation is not only a bridge-to-transplantation option for patients awaiting a heart donor, but is often used as bridge-to-destination therapy in patients unsuited for transplantation for various reasons. LVAD infection is considered the second-most common cause of death in patients who survive the initial 6 months on LVAD support...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430296/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-the-outcome-of-surgical-patients-receiving-extracorporeal-devices-vv-ecmo-pecla-for-respiratory-failure
#13
Justyna Swol, Dirk Buchwald, Justus T Strauch, Thomas A Schildhauer, Christopher Ull
INTRODUCTION: To determine whether obese surgical patients are at a significant disadvantage in terms of outcomes after extracorporeal device (ECD) support, such as veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) or pumpless extracorporeal lung assist (pECLA), for respiratory failure, the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and hospital outcomes was analyzed. METHODS: This retrospective study included data on patients who were supported with an ECD between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2014...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430305/turbulence-measurements-in-an-axial-rotary-blood-pump-with-laser-doppler-velocimetry
#14
Chan Y Schüle, Klaus Affeld, Max Kossatz, Christian O Paschereit, Ulrich Kertzscher
BACKGROUND: The implantation of rotary blood pumps as ventricular assist devices (VADs) has become a viable therapy for quite a number of patients with end-stage heart failure. However, these rotary blood pumps cause adverse events that are related to blood trauma. It is currently believed that turbulence in the pump flow plays a significant role. But turbulence has not been measured to date because there is no optical access to the flow space in rotary blood pumps because of their opaque casings...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430303/echocardiographic-outflow-pump-ramp-test-in-centrifugal-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device
#15
Attilio Iacovoni, Claudia Vittori, Alessandra Fontana, Alessandra Carobbio, Carlo Fino, Emilia D'Elia, Amedeo Terzi, Michele Senni
This study sought to develop a novel echocardiogram outflow ramp test to detect device malfunctions in centrifugal-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). This new ramp pump test is based on the direct analyses of systolic and diastolic ratio (S/D) Doppler velocity in the outflow cannula in the HeartWare LVAD during progressive increases in speed. The results showed that in patients with normal pump function, the Doppler velocity S/D ratio gradually decreased during LVAD speed increases. This test is easily performed and seems promising to detect normal pump function in patients assisted by a centrifugal flow LVAD...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430297/stopping-conventional-showering-decreases-pseudomonas-infections-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-patients
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Nana Aburjania, Saadia Sherazi, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Jeffrey D Alexis, Christine M Hay
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) exit-site infections represent a major challenge in the era of modern LVADs. Infections caused by Pseudomonas are particularly difficult to treat due to limited antibiotic susceptibility. We hypothesized that keeping the LVAD exit site dry while bathing could result in reduced incidence of Pseudomonas infections. METHODS: Starting in April 2013, all patients who underwent placement of HeartMate II (HM II) LVAD were instructed not to take conventional showers and to keep the exit site dry while bathing...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430299/effect-of-retreatment-instruments-on-microcrack-formation-a-microcomputed-tomography-study
#17
Mustafa M Koçak, Neslihan Y Çırakoğlu, Sibel Koçak, Baran C Sağlam, Ersan Çiçek, Sevinç A Türker, Emre Bodrumlu
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the occurrence of microcracks in teeth prepared with different retreatment systems using microcomputed tomography (micro-CT). METHODS: Forty-two freshly extracted mandibular premolar teeth were used. The root canals were instrumented with stainless steel K-files to an apical size of 35/.02 using the balanced-force technique and were obturated using the passive compaction technique. The specimens were divided into 3 experimental groups according to retreatment system used (n = 14): ProTaper Universal retreatment (PTUR), Mtwo retreatment (MTR), or D-RaCe retreatment (D-RC) systems...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362048/comparison-of-estimates-of-resting-energy-expenditure-equations-in-haemodialysis-patients
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Rachel Hung, Sivakumar Sridharan, Ken Farrington, Andrew Davenport
PURPOSE: Waste products of metabolism accumulate in patients with chronic kidney disease, and require clearance by haemodialysis (HD). We wished to determine whether there was an association between resting energy expenditure (REE) and total energy expenditure (TEE) in HD patients and body composition. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We determined REE by recently validated equations (CKD equation) and compared REE with that estimated by standard equations for REE, and TEE calculated from patient reported physical activity, in HD patients with corresponding body composition measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scanning...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277601/the-international-hypothermia-registry-ihr-dieter-s-esao-winter-schools-and-beat-s-international-hypothermia-registry
#19
Beat H Walpoth, Marie Meyer, Christophe Gaudet-Blavignac, Philippe Baumann, Pierre Gilquin, Christian Lovis
Accidental hypothermia could be listed as an 'orphan disease,' since mild hypothermia is common but has no severe medical consequences, whereas severe hypothermia is rare and life-threatening. In order to increase our knowledge, find new outcome predictors, and propose better guidelines for the treatment of deep accidental hypothermia victims, we created the International Hypothermia Registry (IHR: https://www.hypothermia-registry.org), which will allow us to gather a large number of cases in order to achieve statistical significance and issue evidence-based recommendations...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277600/materials-surfaces-and-systems-for-extracorporeal-therapies-and-beyond
#20
Viktoria Weber, Thomas Groth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
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