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Extracorporeal circulation

Kiran M Perkins, Adrian Lawsin, Nabeeh A Hasan, Michael Strong, Alison L Halpin, Rachael R Rodger, Heather Moulton-Meissner, Matthew B Crist, Suzanne Schwartz, Julia Marders, Charles L Daley, Max Salfinger, Joseph F Perz
In the spring of 2015, investigators in Switzerland reported a cluster of six patients with invasive infection with Mycobacterium chimaera, a species of nontuberculous mycobacterium ubiquitous in soil and water. The infected patients had undergone open-heart surgery that used contaminated heater-cooler devices during extracorporeal circulation (1). In July 2015, a Pennsylvania hospital also identified a cluster of invasive nontuberculous mycobacterial infections among open-heart surgery patients. Similar to the Swiss report, a field investigation by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, with assistance from CDC, used both epidemiologic and laboratory evidence to identify an association between invasive Mycobacterium avium complex, including M...
October 14, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
C Bening, K Hamouda, R Leyh
BACKGROUND: The impact of sex on cardiac morphology and function in chronic volume overload has been described in detail. However, the relation between sex and contractile properties at the actin-myosin level has not been well defined. Therefore, we evaluated the influence of sex on the contractile capacities of patients with chronic volume overload. METHODS: In 36 patients (18 males, 65 ± 9 years; 18 females, 65 ± 13 years) scheduled for elective mitral valve surgery due to severe mitral regurgitation (MR) with preserved left ventricular function, right auricle samples were obtained prior to extracorporal circulation...
October 14, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Yi Liu, Monica Faria, Edward Leonard
In most extracorporeal filtration devices such as hemodialysis a peristaltic pump is used to circulate blood. Pump function requires the repeated compression of an elastomeric tube from which particles may be shed into the circulatory system, a process called spallation. Earlier studies are likely to have missed the large number of small particles (<2 µm in diameter) that appear. The present study uses more modern equipment that detects and sizes particles down to 0.6 µm. As polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing is commonly used for this process, a series of studies was conducted on three different types to study its spallation characteristics, along with a co-extruded PVC/polyurethane tubing known for its enhanced biocompatibility properties...
October 13, 2016: Artificial Organs
Mohamed Ghalayini, Pierre-Yves Brun, Pascal Augustin, Elise Guivarch, Marie Pierre Dilly, Sophie Provenchere, Pierre Mordant, Yves Castier, Philippe Montravers, Dan Longrois
Competitive flows syndrome result in severe regional hypoxemia when the deoxygenated flow from the native left ventricle (LV) competes with oxygenated flow from extracorporeal life support (ECLS) pump with potentially severe consequences for the cerebral and coronary circulations. Fast correction of hypoxemia could be obtained by decreasing native LV flow by infusion of a short-acting beta-blocker (esmolol). Our purpose was to retrospectively review the efficacy of esmolol in this situation and hypothesize on the potential mechanisms of action and the associated risks...
September 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
Daniel P Herbst
The process of microbubble filtration from blood is complex and highly dependent on the forces of flow and buoyancy. To protect the patient from air emboli, arterial-line filters commonly use a micropore screen, a large volume housing with purpose-built shape, and a purge port to trap, separate, and remove circulating microbubbles. Although it has been proposed that an insufficient buoyancy force renders the purge port ineffective at removing microbubbles smaller than 500 μm, this research attempts to investigate the purge flow of an arterial-line filter to better understand the microbubble removal function in a typical radial filter design...
September 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
I N Solov'eva, Yu A Morozov, M A Charnaya, E R Charchyan, Yu V Belov
AIM: to optimize the protocol of high-volume plasmapheresis for hemolytic complications in surgical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied 100 patients aged 7-73 years with hemolytic complications. In 83 patients with free hemoglobin level over 200 mg% 50-300% of plasma volume was removed. In 32 patients (15 of them with plasmapheresis and 17 without it) renal function was assessed comparatively. Plasmapheresis was used in case of significantly higher values of hemolysis (p<0...
2016: Khirurgiia
Hiroshi Sato, Syuichi Naraoka
We experienced a rare case of post-infarct left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) and ventricular septal perforation (VSP). An 83-year-old woman was treated for acute cardiac insufficiency. Three weeks later after hospitalization, she had sudden cardiorespiratory failure and was diagnosed with VSP and LVA. She underwent emergency heart surgery. After establishing extracorporeal circulation, the LVA was excised longitudinally from the left side of the left anterior descending branch. Endoventricular patch plasty (Dor procedure) was performed to exclude the ventricular aneurysm, and the VSP was closed using Dacron patch...
October 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Federico Pappalardo, Christian Schulte, Marina Pieri, Benedikt Schrage, Rachele Contri, Gerold Soeffker, Teresa Greco, Rosalba Lembo, Kai Müllerleile, Antonio Colombo, Karsten Sydow, Michele De Bonis, Florian Wagner, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stefan Blankenberg, Alberto Zangrillo, Dirk Westermann
AIMS: Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) support stabilizes patients with cardiogenic shock. Despite improved oxygenation and peripheral circulation, LV unloading may be impeded due to the increased afterload, resulting in a failing static left ventricle and in high mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: We describe for the first time a large series of patients treated with the combination of VA-ECMO and Impella(®) compared with patients with VA-ECMO only...
October 6, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
Claudio Sandroni, Sonia D'Arrigo, Clifton W Callaway, Alain Cariou, Irina Dragancea, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Massimo Antonelli
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of brain death in patients with hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury after resuscitation from cardiac arrest creates opportunities for organ donation. However, its prevalence is currently unknown. METHODS: Systematic review. MEDLINE via PubMed, ISI Web of Science and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched for eligible studies (2002-2016). The prevalence of brain death in adult patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest and the rate of organ donation among brain dead patients were summarised using a random effect model with double-arcsine transformation...
October 3, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
David Freiermuth, Berend Mets, Daniel Bolliger, Oliver Reuthebuch, Thomas Doebele, Markus Scholz, Michael Gregor, Matthias Haschke, Manfred Daniel Seeberger, Jens Fassl
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profiles of sevoflurane and isoflurane during use of minimized extracorporeal circulation to perform coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Furthermore, cardiovascular stability during bypass and the postoperative release of troponins were evaluated. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 31 adult patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting...
July 12, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Øyvind Sverre Svendsen, Ketil Grong, Knut Sverre Andersen, Paul Husby
BACKGROUND: Accidental hypothermia with arrested circulation remains a condition associated with high mortality. In our institution, extracorporeal circulation (ECC) rewarming has been the cornerstone in treating such patients since 1987. We here explore characteristics and outcomes of this treatment, to identify significant merits and challenges from 3 decades of experience in ECC rewarming. METHODS: Sixty-nine patients rewarmed by ECC during the period from December 1987 to December 2015 were analyzed...
September 27, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Alain Amblard, Marie Reymond, Sandrine Champrenault, Pierre-Louis Leger, Jérôme Rambaud
A mobile paediatric circulatory support unit has been set up within the paediatric and neonatal intensive care service at the Armand-Trousseau Hospital in Paris (AP-HP, 75). It is in place for situations of refractory respiratory and/or circulatory failure and can intervene in a radius of several hundred kilometres, in order to establish long-term extracorporeal circulation. In this delicate context, transporting children requires specific skills, coordination between all intervening parties and faultless organisation...
September 2016: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
Zhichen Xing, Junyan Han, Xing Hao, Jinhong Wang, Chunjing Jiang, Yu Hao, Hong Wang, Xueying Wu, Liwei Shen, Xiaojun Dong, Tong Li, Guoli Li, Jianping Zhang, Xiaotong Hou, Hui Zeng
BACKGROUND: As immune regulatory and effector cells, monocytes play an important role in the blood-extracorporeal circuit contact-related acute lung injury in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, circulating monocytes are phenotypically and functionally heterogeneous, so we characterised how immature monocytes affect acute lung injury induced by CPB. METHODS: The identification and dynamic changes in monocyte subsets were monitored by flow cytometry in patients undergoing CPB and in a rat model of CPB...
September 22, 2016: Thorax
Peter W Schreiber, Stefan P Kuster, Barbara Hasse, Cornelia Bayard, Christian Rüegg, Philipp Kohler, Peter M Keller, Guido V Bloemberg, Francesco Maisano, Dominique Bettex, Maximilian Halbe, Rami Sommerstein, Hugo Sax
Invasive Mycobacterium chimaera infections after open-heart surgery have been reported internationally. These devastating infections result from aerosols generated by contaminated heater-cooler units used with extracorporeal circulation during surgery. Despite intensified cleaning and disinfection, surveillance samples from factory-new units acquired during 2014 grew nontuberculous mycobacteria after a median of 174 days.
October 2016: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Zhaneta V Vesnina, Yury B Lishmanov, Ekaterina A Alexandrova, Evgeniy A Nesterov
BACKGROUND: Nonpulsatile blood flow plays an important role in the pathogenesis of renal dysfunction in patients with extracorporeal circulation. In our opinion, hypoxic preconditioning (HP) can be used to protect kidneys from postsurgical dysfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate nephroprotective efficacy of HP in myocardial revascularization with extracorporeal circulation. METHODS: The randomized, controlled trial was performed in 63 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
August 2016: Cardiorenal Medicine
Masashi Tagaya, Shunsuke Takahashi, Morihiro Matsuda, Taiichi Takasaki, Makoto Hamaishi, Kazunobu Hara
PURPOSE: Extracorporeal circulation circuits used in cardiopulmonary bypass surgeries are increasingly being coated with polymer materials to reduce the thrombogenicity of extracorporeal devices. However, a haemoconcentrator, which corrects haematocrit and electrolyte imbalances, is not coated with polymers. In this study, we sought to assess the filtration performance of polymer-coated haemoconcentrators in order to obtain insight into their prospects for use in clinical applications...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Artificial Organs
Daisuke Sakota, Tatsuki Fujiwara, Katsuhiro Ouchi, Katsuyuki Kuwana, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Osamu Maruyama
Continuous optical monitoring of thrombus formation in extracorporeal mechanical circulatory support (EMCS) devices will contribute to safe, long-term EMCS. A clinically applicable optical detector must be able to distinguish among the optical characteristics of oxygen saturation (SaO2 ), hematocrit (Hct), and thrombus formation. In vitro studies of spectral changes at wavelengths from 400 to 900 nm associated with SaO2 , Hct, and thrombus formed around the top pivot bearing of a Gyro C1E3 pump were conducted...
September 2016: Artificial Organs
Peter Paal, Les Gordon, Giacomo Strapazzon, Monika Brodmann Maeder, Gabriel Putzer, Beat Walpoth, Michael Wanscher, Doug Brown, Michael Holzer, Gregor Broessner, Hermann Brugger
BACKGROUND: This paper provides an up-to-date review of the management and outcome of accidental hypothermia patients with and without cardiac arrest. METHODS: The authors reviewed the relevant literature in their specialist field. Summaries were merged, discussed and approved to produce this narrative review. RESULTS: The hospital use of minimally-invasive rewarming for non-arrested, otherwise healthy, patients with primary hypothermia and stable vital signs has the potential to substantially decrease morbidity and mortality for these patients...
September 15, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Rolf Bambauer, Reinhard Latza, Daniel Burgard, Ralf Schiel
The process of curing a patient by removing his illness by extracting blood is a very old one. Many years ago, phlebotomy was practiced to cure illness. Now, this old process, placed on a rational basis with therapeutic apheresis (TA), is being followed in clinical practice. Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) with hollow fiber modules has been used in different severe diseases for more than 40 years. Based on many years of experience with the extracorporeal circulation in end-stage renal disease, the authors herein give an overview of TA in immunological diseases, especially in hematologic, autoimmune and dermatologic diseases...
October 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
V V Bazylev, M E Evdokimov, M A Pantiukhina, Z A Morozov
In their everyday practical clinical work cardiovascular surgeons sometimes have to deal with patients at extremely high risk of both percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) and direct myocardial revascularization. A method of choice in such situations may become a PCI supported by artificial circulation (AC), for which foreign and Russian authors propose using systems of prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The present work was aimed at sharing our experience with using standard systems of AC and their modifications (mini-circuit systems) for performing high-risk PCIs...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
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