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extra corporeal membrane oxygenation

José Mario Baggio, Cristina Machado Camargo Afiune, Jorge Y Afiune, Alvaro V Sarabanda, Fernando A Atik
A 12-year-old child with end-stage heart failure due to restrictive cardiomyopathy was submitted to orthotopic heart transplantation. Primary graft dysfunction required venous arterial extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation. Heart function normalized, but complete atrioventricular block remained after 3 weeks. A dual-chamber pacing with transvenous left ventricle pacing through the coronary sinus was performed. At 5-year follow-up, the patient is stable with the same pacing system and with preserved ventricular function...
January 22, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
Keti Vitanova, Cornelius Leopold, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Cordula Wolf, Elisabeth Beran, Rüdiger Lange, Julie Cleuziou
BACKGROUND:  Systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt placement is an established palliative procedure for congenital heart disease. Although it is thought to be a simple operation, it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS:  Data for all neonates who underwent surgery for a systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt between 2000 and 2016 were reviewed. The study endpoints were shunt failure and shunt-related mortality. Shunt failure was defined as a shunt dysfunction because of thrombosis or stenosis requiring intervention or reoperation; shunt mortality was defined as death because of a shunt dysfunction...
January 19, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Prashant Rao, Benjamin Alouidor, Richard Smith, Zain Khalpey
We describe the off-pump insertion of a biventricular assist device with extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): a novel technique that allows for ambulatory central veno-arterial (VA) ECMO with direct biventricular decompression.
December 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Alessandro Galazzi, Alessandra Brambilla, Giacomo Grasselli, Antonio Pesenti, Roberto Fumagalli, Alberto Lucchini
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a technique used in the treatment of patients with severe respiratory failure. A lot of studies in the literature investigated the survival rate of patients treated with ECMO, but few are those that assess the long-term outcomes and the quality of life (QoL) of survivors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective observational study with prospective QoL assessment through administration of the questionnaire EuroQol-5 Dimension was conducted in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients who h ad ECMO as a rescue therapy for reversible refractory hypoxemia from January 2013 until December 2015 in an Italian referral ECMO center...
January 2018: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
Wael Elabbassi, Farah Al Aila, Mohammed Andaleeb Chowdhury, Ahmed Najib, H Zaid, M Michelin, Arif Al Nooryani
INTRODUCTION: ECMO provides respiratory and circulatory support in critically ill patients. In our study, we report on a single center experience with ECMO and aim to identify the prognostic markers for survival to discharge from hospital. METHODS: A registry was maintained on all patients who underwent ECMO implantation from September 2012 till January 2016 at a single institution. The collected data was analyzed to identify baseline characteristics, outcomes including clinical variables predictive of poor outcome...
November 2017: Indian Heart Journal
A Combes, N Bréchot, C-E Luyt, M Schmidt
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung disease, with an associated mortality rate exceeding 60% for the most severe forms of the disease. In these situations, establishing an extracorporeal circuit, combining a centrifugal pump and a membrane oxygenator (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO), can ensure total pulmonary assistance and allow the lungs to rest under ultraprotective mechanical ventilation. Unfortunately, former trials of ECMO in ARDS were negative or highly criticized due to many technical and methodological shortcomings...
February 2018: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Mahek Shah, Soumya Patnaik, Brijesh Patel, Pradhum Ram, Lohit Garg, Manyoo Agarwal, Sahil Agrawal, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Joyce Wald, Ulrich P Jorde
BACKGROUND: Recent trends on outcomes in cardiogenic shock (CS) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI) suggest improvements in early survival. However, with the ever-changing landscape in management of CS, we sought to identify age-based trends in these outcomes and mechanical circulatory support (MCS) use among patients with both AMI and non-AMI associated shock. METHODS: We queried the 2005-2014 Nationwide Inpatient Sample databases to identify patients with a diagnosis of cardiogenic shock...
November 13, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
David L Ain, Mazen Albaghdadi, Jay Giri, Farhad Abtahian, Michael R Jaff, Kenneth Rosenfield, Nathalie Roy, Mauricio Villavicencio-Theoduloz, Thoralf Sundt, Ido Weinberg
Mortality associated with high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) remains high. Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) allows for acute hemodynamic stabilization and potentially for administration of other disease process altering therapies. We sought to compare two eras: pre-ECMO and post-ECMO in relation to high-risk PE treatment and mortality. A single-center retrospective chart review was conducted of high-risk PE patients. High-risk PE was defined as acute PE and cardiac arrest or shock. A total of 60 patients were identified, 31 in the pre-ECMO era and 29 in the post-ECMO era...
November 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
Christopher Potestio, Desmond Jordan, Bessie Kachulis
Despite many advances in the field of lung transplantation, lung transplant recipients have the lowest median survival of any solid organ transplant population. Complications such as reperfusion injury, graft rejection, infection, and anastomotic breakdown increase morbidity and mortality during the immediate postoperative period. Ventilator management with lung protective strategies can not only minimize ventilator time and mitigate the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia, but it may also decrease the risk of primary graft dysfunction and graft failure...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
A Reshad Garan, Christina Eckhardt, Koji Takeda, Veli K Topkara, Kevin Clerkin, Justin Fried, Amirali Masoumi, Ryan T Demmer, Pauline Trinh, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Yoshifumi Naka, Dan Burkhoff, Ajay Kirtane, Paolo C Colombo, Hiroo Takayama
BACKGROUND: Cardiogenic shock following acute myocardial infarction (AMI-CS) portends a poor prognosis. Short-term mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSDs) provide hemodynamic support for patients with cardiogenic shock but predictors of survival and the ability to wean from short-term MCSDs remain largely unknown. METHODS: All patients > 18 years old treated at our institution with extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation or short-term surgical ventricular assist device for AMI-CS were studied...
November 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
H X Fu, J F Ma, M F Hu, Z N Zhao, Y Wang, L Miao
Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy and outcome determinants in cardiac arrest patients secondary to acute myocardial infarction treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: The clinical data of 27 patients hospitalized from January 2014 to March 2017 in 3 hospitals were retrospectively analyzed. The clinical data of the surviving group (12 cases) and the death group (15 cases) were compared and the outcome determinants were explored...
October 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
Ikuo Fukuda, Kazuyuki Daitoku
Acute pulmonary thromboembolism is a catastrophic event, especially for hospitalized patients. The prognosis of pulmonary thromboembolism depends on the degree of pulmonary arterial occlusion. The mortality of massive pulmonary embolism is reportedly as high as 25% without cardiopulmonary arrest and 65% with cardiopulmonary arrest. In patients with unstable hemodynamics due to pulmonary thromboembolism, surgical pulmonary embolectomy is indicated for patients with a contraindication to thrombolysis, failed catheter therapy, or failed thrombolysis...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Oren Friedman, James M Horowitz, Danny Ramzy
Management of high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) requires an understanding of the pathophysiology of PE, options for rapid clot reduction, critical care interventions, and advanced cardiopulmonary support. PE can lead to rapid respiratory and hemodynamic collapse via a complex sequence of events leading to acute right ventricular failure. Importantly, reduction in pulmonary vascular resistance must be accomplished either by systemic thrombolytics, catheter directed thrombolytics, endovascular clot extraction, or surgical embolectomy...
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Sebastian Wiberg, Jesper Kjaergaard, Benedict Kjærgaard, Bjarne Møller, Bo Nørnberg, Anne Marie Sørensen, Christian Hassager, Michael Wanscher
AIM: The aim of the present study was to assess the ability of the biomarkers neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100 calcium-binding protein b (S100b) to predict mortality and poor neurologic outcome after 30days in patients admitted with severe accidental hypothermia. METHODS: Consecutive patients with severe accidental hypothermia, defined as a core temperature <32°C, were included. Patients were treated with active rewarming and/or extracorporeal life support (ECLS) using extra corporeal circulation (ECC) and/or extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)...
December 2017: Resuscitation
Victoria J Stokes, Morten F Nielsen, Fadil M Hannan, Rajesh V Thakker
Hypercalcemia is defined as a serum calcium concentration that is greater than two standard deviations above the normal mean, which in children may vary with age and sex, reflecting changes in the normal physiology at each developmental stage. Hypercalcemic disorders in children may present with hypotonia, poor feeding, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, lethargy, polyuria, dehydration, failure to thrive, and seizures. In severe cases renal failure, pancreatitis and reduced consciousness may also occur and older children and adolescents may present with psychiatric symptoms...
November 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Michael S Mulvihill, Matthew G Hartwig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
Jay Menaker, Katelyn Dolly, Raymond Rector, Joseph Kufera, Eugenia E Lee, Ali Tabatabai, Ronald P Rabinowitz, Zachary N Kon, Pablo Sanchez, Si Pham, Daniel L Herr, James V O'Connor, Deborah M Stein, Thomas M Scalea
BACKGROUND: The use of venovenous extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) for acute respiratory failure (ARF)/acute respiratory (ARDS) has increased since 2009. Specialized units for patients requiring VV ECMO are not standard and patients are often cohorted with other critically ill patients. The purpose of this study was to report the outcome of adult patients admitted in 2015 to the lung rescue unit, which, to our knowledge, is the first intensive care unit in the United States that has been specifically created to provide care for patients requiring VV ECMO...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Jake L Nowicki, Daniel Mullany, Amy Spooner, Tracy A Nowicki, Peta M Mckay, Amanda Corley, Paul Fulbrook, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Pressure injuries contribute significantly to patient morbidity and healthcare costs. Critically ill patients are a high risk group for pressure injury development and may suffer from skin failure secondary to hypoperfusion. The aim of this study was to report hospital acquired pressure injury incidence in intensive care and non-intensive care patients; and assess the clinical characteristics and outcomes of ICU patients reported as having a hospital acquired pressure injury to better understand patient factors associated with their development in comparison to ward patients...
August 21, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
Michela Assalino, Pietro Majno, Christian Toso, Thierry Berney, Raphaël Giraud, Philipp Dutkowski, Axel Andres, Barbara Wildhaber, Laure Elkrief
Hemodynamic instability is generally considered as a contraindication to liver splitting, in particular when using an in situ technique. We describe the cases of two young donors with brain death in whom refractory cardiac arrest and hemodynamic instability were supported by veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO), allowing uneventful in situ splitting. Two adult and two pediatric liver recipients were successfully transplanted with immediate graft function. Favorable outcomes were also observed for the other transplanted organs, including one heart, two lungs, and four kidneys...
January 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
Jonathan Messika, Olivier Clermont, Luce Landraud, Matthieu Schmidt, Alexandra Aubry, Wladimir Sougakoff, Romain Fernandes, Alain Combes, Erick Denamur, Jean-Damien Ricard
Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a promising life-saving technique for critically ill patients. Bacterial infection is a frequent complication, and Escherichia coli the predominant causative pathogen, but little is known about the characteristics of E. coli strains in these infections. We therefore conducted a retrospective study of 33 E. coli strains responsible for 33 ECMO-related infections, in 30 subjects. Antimicrobial susceptibility, phylotyping, O-typing, clonal relatedness determination and the screening for four virulence factor genes were conducted...
August 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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