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ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617694/the-spectrum-of-general-surgery-interventions-in-pediatric-patients-with-ventricular-assist-devices
#1
Fady Kamel, Holger Buchholz, Bryan Dicken, Jennifer Conway
Ventricular assist devices (VADs) have positively impacted the management of heart failure. However, they come with a range of complications. Although general surgical complications have been assessed in adults with VADs, there is no study to date that has assessed general surgery intervention in the pediatric population. Fifty-two patients who received VADs from 2005 to 2015 at the Stollery Children's Hospital were assessed for general surgery intervention and anticoagulation status at the time of intervention...
June 13, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617693/brukhonenko-s-autojector-the-first-apparatus-for-cardiopulmonary-bypass-and-extracorporeal-life-support
#2
Sergey P Glyantsev, Pavel M Bogopolsky, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili
Sergey Brukhonenko was a prominent Soviet physician-scientist who from 1922 to 1924 developed a methodology for perfusing a canine head and keeping it alive using the first extracorporeal life support device he created called "Autojector." From 1926 to 1927, in collaboration with surgeon Nikolay Terebinsky, he performed a series of perfusion experiments of the entire canine body using a more advanced model of Autojector. Subsequently, Brukhonenko concluded the possibility of extending this methodology to heart surgery...
June 13, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604571/hvad-waveform-analysis-as-a-noninvasive-marker-of-pulmonary-capillary-wedge-pressure-a-first-step-toward-the-development-of-a-smart-left-ventricular-assist-device-pump
#3
Jonathan Grinstein, Daniel Rodgers, Sara Kalantari, Gabriel Sayer, Gene H Kim, Nitasha Sarswat, Sirtaz Adatya, Takeyoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Daniel Burkhoff, Nir Uriel
Flow waveforms are an important feature of the HVAD left ventricular assist device (LVAD) that provides information about HVAD function and patient hemodynamics. We assessed the properties of one specific aspect of the waveform, the slope of the ventricular filling phase (VFP), and its correlation with pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP). A total of 101 screenshots from the HVAD monitor and simultaneous hemodynamic measurements were obtained simultaneously during sequential stages of invasive hemodynamic ramp studies...
June 7, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604570/successful-treatment-of-pediatric-ventricular-assist-device-thrombosis
#4
Devin Chetan, Holger Buchholz, Mary Bauman, Vijay Anand, Paula Holinski, Jennifer Conway
Pump thrombosis represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients on continuous flow ventricular assist devices (CF-VAD). Pump thrombosis in the pediatric CF-VAD population has been reported between 11% and 44%, with the largest reported series from the PediMACS registry reporting a rate of approximately 15%. We report our early experience with four pediatric patients who developed pump thrombosis on a CF-VAD. Our limited experience suggests that the treatment of pediatric VAD thrombosis can be approached with similar principles to the adult population...
June 7, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557863/pediatric-extracorporeal-life-support-organization-registry-international-report-2016
#5
Ryan P Barbaro, Matthew L Paden, Yigit S Guner, Lakshmi Raman, Lindsay M Ryerson, Peta Alexander, Viviane G Nasr, Melania M Bembea, Peter T Rycus, Ravi R Thiagarajan
The purpose of this report is to describe the international growth, outcomes, complications, and technology used in pediatric extracorporeal life support (ECLS) from 2009 to 2015 as reported by participating centers in the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). To date, there are 59,969 children who have received ECLS in the ELSO Registry; among those, 21,907 received ECLS since 2009 with an overall survival to hospital discharge rate of 61%. In 2009, 2,409 ECLS cases were performed at 157 centers...
May 23, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557862/quantification-of-postmembrane-gaseous-microembolization-during-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#6
York Jiao, Keith E Gipson, Pramod Bonde, Abeel Mangi, Robert Hagberg, David J Rosinski, Jeffrey B Gross, Robert B Schonberger
Prolonged use of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) may be complicated by end-organ dysfunction. Although gaseous microemboli (GME) are thought to damage end organs during cardiopulmonary bypass, patient exposures to GME have not been well characterized during VA ECMO. We therefore performed an observational study of GME in adult VA ECMO patients, with correlation to clinical events during routine patient care. After institutional review board (IRB) approval, we used two Doppler probes to detect GME noninvasively in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) circuits on four patients for 15 hours total while also recording patient care events...
May 23, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557861/heartmate-3-in-lowest-intermacs-profile-cohort-the-swiss-experience
#7
Piergiorgio Tozzi, Carlo Banfi, Kameran Ahmadov, Roger Hullin, Philippe Meyer, Raphael Giraud, Lucas Liaudet, Fabrizio Gronchi, Christophe Huber, Matthias Kirsch
New generation devices for long-term mechanical circulatory support are centrifugal pumps having fully magnetically levitated rotors to reduce blood trauma. Recently, the novel HeartMate 3 was cleared for clinical application in Switzerland. In two Swiss University Hospitals part of the "Lausanne-Geneva Transplantation Network," 10 consecutive patients in end-stage heart failure received the HeartMate 3. Device implantation criteria were persistent low output syndrome despite optimal medical treatment. The primary end-point of the study was survival or transplantation to 90 days on the device...
May 23, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525418/an-international-survey-on-ventilator-practices-among-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-centers
#8
Christopher L Jenks, Jefferson Tweed, Kristin H Gigli, Ramgopal Venkataraman, Lakshmi Raman
Although the optimal ventilation strategy is unknown for patients placed on extracorporeal support, there are increasing reports of extubation being used. Our objective is to describe the change in ventilation strategies and use of tracheostomy and bronchoscopy practices among extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) centers across the world. A descriptive, cross-sectional 22 item survey of neonatal, pediatric, and adult ECMO centers was used to evaluate ventilator strategies, extubation, bronchoscopy, and tracheostomy practices...
May 18, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525417/assessing-frailty-in-patients-undergoing-destination-therapy-left-ventricular-assist-device-observations-from-interagency-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support
#9
Lauren B Cooper, Bradley G Hammill, Larry A Allen, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Robert J Mentz, Joseph G Rogers, Carmelo A Milano, Chetan B Patel, Karen P Alexander, Adrian F Hernandez
Frailty and heart failure share common pathways with symptoms that often coexist. Assessment of frailty may inform patient selection for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy. Using Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) data of destination therapy (DT) LVAD patients from January 1, 2012, to March 31, 2014, we examined preimplantation provider-assessed frailty and gait speed testing and the association with 1 year postimplantation outcomes. Of 2,469 patients, 227 (9...
May 18, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525416/is-there-a-preinterventional-mechanical-ventilation-time-limit-for-candidates-of-adult-respiratory-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#10
Meng-Yu Wu, Chung-Chi Huang, Tzu-I Wu, Yu-Sheng Chang, Chin-Liang Wang, Pyng-Jing Lin
Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is a useful life support in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Although prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) before institution of ECMO is known to be a poor prognostic factor for outcomes of VV-ECMO, a reasonable deadline for this period has not been defined yet. To discover the answer, we reviewed a 9 year institutional experience of adult respiratory ECMO in VV configuration and investigate the relationship between the MV time before ECMO and in-hospital mortality...
May 18, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319523/plasma-levels-of-microrna-155-are-upregulated-with-long-term-left-ventricular-assist-device-support
#11
Teresa Wang, Emily C O'Brien, Joseph G Rogers, Daniel L Jacoby, Michael E Chen, Jeffrey M Testani, Dawn E Bowles, Carmelo A Milano, G Michael Felker, Chetan B Patel, Pramod N Bonde, Tariq Ahmad
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy unloads the failing heart but exposes the human body to unique pathophysiologic demands such as continuous blood flow and complete univentricular support, which are associated with increased risk of adverse clinical outcomes. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are 22-23 nucleotide RNAs involved in regulation of multiple biologic processes including the pathogenesis of heart failure (HF). Thus, measurement of miRNAs may have potential in both diagnostics as circulating biomarkers and in therapeutics for targeted interventions...
May 17, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514263/ventricular-energetics-in-pediatric-left-ventricular-assist-device-patients-a-retrospective-clinical-study
#12
Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianfranco Ferrari, Roberta Iacobelli, Sergio Filippelli, Luca Di Chiara, Paolo Guccione, Antonio Amodeo
The aim of this study is to estimate the trend of right and left energetic parameters in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) pediatric patients. Echocardiographic data were retrospectively collected at the baseline, in the acute phase after and at the monthly follow-ups till the LVAD explantation to estimate left and right ventricular energetic parameters. A significant relationship between the left and right ventricular energetic parameter trends was found along all the study period. Left ventricular end-systolic pressure-volume relationship improved till the follow-up of 2 months and then progressively decreases...
May 16, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509676/isolated-right-ventricular-mechanical-support-outcomes-and-prognosis
#13
Teresa A Mulaikal, Laura H Bell, Boyangzi Li, Gebhard Wagener, Hiroo Takayama
Right ventricular (RV) failure that necessitates isolated mechanical support is extremely rare. Outcomes have not been described and are limited to case reports. We sought to evaluate this select group of patients and determine their 30 day and 1 year survival. We retrospectively reviewed the Mechanical Assist Device Database at Columbia University from 2007 to 2015. Inclusion criteria consisted of patients who received isolated RV assist devices (RVADs) without mechanical support of the left ventricle. We evaluated survival, duration of support, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, and adverse events...
May 12, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509675/acute-and-long-term-effects-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-support-on-right-ventricular-function-in-children-with-pediatric-pulsatile-ventricular-assist-devices
#14
Roberta Iacobelli, Arianna Di Molfetta, Gianluca Brancaccio, Sergio Filippelli, Stefano Morelli, Benedetta Natali, Alessandra Toscano, Fabrizio Drago, Antonio Amodeo
Right ventricular failure (RVF) is a significant issue when considering left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in pediatrics. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of LVAD on right ventricular (RV) function in children. We retrospectively reviewed clinical and echocardiographic data of children who underwent Berlin Heart EXCOR LVAD focusing on RV function before and after implantation (1, 3, and 6 month follow-up). An isolated LVAD was used in 27 patients. Median age was 11 months (interquartile range [IQR]: 5-24 months), with a median weight of 6...
May 12, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504984/melding-a-high-risk-patient-for-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-into-a-low-risk-patient
#15
Javier Amione-Guerra, Ana S Cruz-Solbes, Hilda Gonzalez Bonilla, Jerry D Estep, Ashrith Guha, Arvind Bhimaraj, Erik E Suarez, Brian A Bruckner, Guillermo Torre-Amione, Myung H Park, Barry H Trachtenberg
The model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) has been used as a predictor of mortality after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement. However, improvement or worsening of MELD and how those changes affect outcomes is unknown. We performed a retrospective analysis of 244 patients implanted with a continuous flow (CF) LVAD. Patients were dichotomized at admission into low- or high-risk categories using a cutoff of MELD ≥ 19, and they were reclassified at day of implant forming four groups: Group LL (remained low risk), LH (worsened to high risk), HH (remained high risk), and HL (improved to low risk)...
May 10, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492415/anticoagulation-control-in-patients-with-ventricular-assist-devices
#16
Amelia K Boehme, Salpy V Pamboukian, James F George, T Mark Beasley, James K Kirklin, Jose Tallaj, Chrisly Dillon, Emily B Levitan, Russell Griffin, Gerald McGwin, William B Hillegass, Nita A Limdi
Anticoagulation control has been associated with risk of thromboembolism and hemorrhage. Herein, we explore the relationship between anticoagulation control achieved in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients and evaluate the association with risk of thromboembolism and hemorrhage. Patients (19 years old or older) with a continuous flow LVAD placed from 2006 to 2012. Proportion of time spent in target range (PTTR) for international normalized ratio (INR) was estimated with target range of 2.0-3.0. Proportion of time spent in target range was categorized into PTTR > 60%, PTTR ≥ 50 < 60%, and PTTR < 50%...
May 9, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489644/an-open-source-ultrasound-software-for-diagnosis-of-fistula-maturation
#17
Barry Belmont, Dae Woo Park, William F Weitzel, Albert J Shih
Vascular access is essential for hemodialysis patients. The mature native arteriovenous fistula has been the preferred vascular access for hemodialysis, because it has greater longevity than synthetic grafts. However, once surgically created, fistulas often fail to develop (mature) into viable points of vascular access, requiring surgical or radiologic interventions before their use. Because maturation depends on vascular mechanics (e.g., distensibility and wall shear), we developed open-source ultrasound software to investigate these metrics clinically...
May 8, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475562/leukocyte-adhesion-as-an-indicator-of-oxygenator-thrombosis-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-therapy
#18
Julius Wilm, Alois Philipp, Thomas Müller, Andre Bredthauer, Otto Gleich, Christof Schmid, Karla Lehle
Thrombosis is the most common technical complication with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Accumulations of leukocytes on the gas exchange membranes within a membrane oxygenator (MO) may initiate thrombosis and influence outcome. MOs (n = 41) were removed routinely from adult patients on ECMO, preserved, and analyzed for their cellular deposits using nuclear (4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole) and cell type-specific markers (CD45; von Willebrand factor, vWF). The extent of cellular colonization was correlated with patient data...
May 4, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475561/adverse-event-rates-change-favorably-over-time-for-patients-bridged-with-the-heartware-left-ventricular-assist-device
#19
Simon Maltais, Keith D Aaronson, Jeffrey J Teuteberg, Mark S Slaughter, Samer S Najjar, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Duc T Pham, Ed McGee, Katrin Leadley, Robert L Kormos
The HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (HVAD) provides significant improvements in survival and quality of life, and here, we seek to evaluate temporal differences in the adverse event (AE) rates. Patients (n = 382) in the ADVANCE bridge-to-transplant and continued access protocol trial were assessed for bleeding, cardiac arrhythmia, infection, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and right heart failure during predetermined time periods (≤30, >30-180, >180-365, >365-730, >730-1,095 days) after HVAD implant...
May 4, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475560/hydrodynamic-and-geometric-behavior-of-two-pericardial-prostheses-implanted-in-small-aortic-roots
#20
Giordano Tasca, Gianfranco Beniamino Fiore, Paola Redaelli, Claudia Romagnoni, Alberto Redaelli, Amando Gamba, Carlo Antona, Riccardo Vismara
Hydrodynamic performance of stented bioprostheses is far below that of the native valve. One of the reasons is that the internal diameter of the prosthesis is usually smaller than that of the native valve. However, other valve characteristics are also important in generating the pressure drop. We aimed to assess, in an ex vivo pulsatile mock loop, the hydrodynamic behavior of two bioprostheses, Trifecta and Mitroflow, to ascertain which geometric terms are limiting factors in hydrodynamic performance. At stroke volumes between 30 and 60 ml, Trifecta showed lower pressure drop, energy dissipation and valve resistance, and greater effective orifice area...
May 4, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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