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ECLS in-Hospital

David Schibilsky, Tobias Kruger, Henning F Lausberg, Christoph Eisenlohr, Christoph Haller, Attila Nemeth, Barbara Schibilsky, Helene Haeberle, Peter Rosenberger, Tobias Walker, Christian Schlensak
The catheter-based Impella 5.0 left ventricular assist device is a powerful and less invasive alternative for patients in cardiogenic shock. The use as second-line therapy in patients with precedent extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has not been described before now. We analyzed our experience of consecutive patients treated with this alternative strategy. From April 2014 to December 2014, eight patients had been implanted as a second-line option after ECLS support. The reason for the change from ECLS to Impella 5...
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
Christopher R Burke, Titus Chan, D Michael McMullan
Burn-related cardiopulmonary failure causes significant morbidity and is associated with increased risk of death. Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) may be used to support burn patients, but its efficacy and safety in this population have not been well defined. This study examined survival rates and risk factors for death in adult burn patients who received ECLS. Retrospective data from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization international registry were analyzed to determine clinical outcomes and risk factors for death in adult burn patients treated with ECLS...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Kuk Bin Choi, Hwan Wook Kim, Keon Hyon Jo, Do Yeon Kim, Hang Jun Choi, Seok Beom Hong
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in patients with hematologic malignancies is considered to have a poor prognosis. However, to date, there is only one case series reported in the literature. In this study, we compared the in-hospital survival of ECLS in patients with and without hematologic malignancies. METHODS: We reviewed a total of 66 patients who underwent ECLS for treatment of acute respiratory failure from January 2012 to December 2014. Of these patients, 22 (32%) were diagnosed with hematologic malignancies, and 13 (59%) underwent stem cell transplantation before ECLS...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Dong Hee Kim, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee
BACKGROUND: The use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in the setting of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has shown improved outcomes compared with conventional CPR. The aim of this study was to determine factors predictive of survival in extracorporeal CPR (E-CPR). METHODS: Consecutive 85 adult patients (median age, 59 years; range, 18 to 85 years; 56 males) who underwent E-CPR from May 2005 to December 2012 were evaluated. RESULTS: Causes of arrest were cardiogenic in 62 patients (72...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Pl Bozhinov, S Bojinova
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency and the course of hypertensive disorders in pregnant women with epilepsy (PWWE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The survey is prospective and covers 206 PWWE during the period 1997-2012 year, monitored and treated in Risk Pregnancy Clinic of University Hospital - Pleven. All the patients (PWWE) are with clinically established etiology and prescription of epilepsy, type of seizures and their frequency. EEG records, ultrasound of fetus and cardiotocograph monitoring were conducted...
2016: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
N Khodeli, Z Chkhaidze, D Partsakhashvili, O Pilishvili, D Kordzaia
The number of patients who are in the "Transplant Waiting List" is increasing each year. At the same time, as a result of the significant shortage of donor organs, part of the patients dies without waiting till surgery. According to the Maastricht classification for non-heart beating donors, the patients, who had cardiac arrest outside the hospital (in the uncontrolled by medical staff conditions) should be considered as a potential donors of category II. For these patients, the most effective resuscitation is recommended...
May 2016: Georgian Medical News
James Fair, Joseph Tonna, Patrick Ockerse, Brian Galovic, Scott Youngquist, Stephen H McKellar, Michael Mallin
INTRODUCTION: There is growing interest and application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a life-saving procedure for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), also called extracorporeal life support (ECLS). Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation with ongoing chest compressions is challenging, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is an invaluable tool with which to guide ECMO wire guidance and cannula positioning. METHODS: We describe our protocol for TEE guidance by emergency physicians in our hospital...
August 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Tobias Spangenberg, Felix Meincke, Stephanie Brooks, Christian Frerker, Felix Kreidel, Thomas Thielsen, Tobias Schmidt, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Alexander Ghanem
OBJECTIVES: The feasibility and outcomes of 35 consecutive patients subjected to eCPR in the tertiary cardiology center were investigated. BACKGROUND: While conventional cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (cCPR) often times achieves only mediocre outcomes extracorporeal cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (eCPR) increasingly shifts into the focus of interest. However, the scientific evidence for eCPR is sparse, particularly in the cardiological setting. METHODS: Retrospective chart analysis of 35 patients treated with eCPR between 01/2014 and 10/2015...
June 17, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Marlene Speth, Frank Münch, Ariawan Purbojo, Martin Glöckler, Okan Toka, Robert A Cesnjevar, André Rüffer
This study reports a single-centre experience of the Medos Deltastream diagonal-pump (DP3) for extracorporeal cardiac, pulmonary, or combined support in a single-center pediatric cohort. Twenty-seven consecutive patients with 28 runs of the DP3 between January 2013 and June 2014 were included for analysis. Median patient age, weight, and duration of support were 278 days (range: 0 days-14.2 years), 7.2 kg (range: 2.5-39 kg), and 8 days (range: 2-69 days). Midline sternotomy (n = 20, 71.4%) or cervical approaches (n = 8, 28...
July 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
David Boulate, Olaf Mercier, Sacha Mussot, Dominique Fabre, François Stephan, François Haddad, Xavier Jaïs, Philippe Dartevelle, Elie Fadel
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) can be used to sustain patients having cardiorespiratory failure after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). We aimed to assess outcomes and to identify factors associated with short-term survival among patients who required ECLS after PEA. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of consecutive patients who required ECLS after PEA between 2005 and 2013 at our institution. Patients with failed PEA were scheduled for heart-lung transplantation, and patients with potentially reversible hemodynamic or respiratory failure were given appropriate supportive care until recovery...
July 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Simon Dang Van, Antoine Hamy, Noémie Hubert, Olivier Fouquet
Phaeochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine-secreting tumour involved in 0.1-0.2% cases of hypertension in the general population. Headache, palpitation and paroxystic sweating are the most commonly described symptoms. A few published cases report an acute adrenergic cardiomyopathy, leading to severe cardiogenic shock requiring mechanical circulatory support. We report the case of a 57-year old patient presenting a voluminous phaeochromocytoma of the left adrenal gland revealed by cardiogenic shock and rescued by peripheral extracorporeal life support device (ECLS)...
April 10, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Laura Donahoe, John Granton, Karen McRae, John Thenganatt, Jacov Moric, Shaf Keshavjee, Marc de Perrot
OBJECTIVES: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for rescue after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) has become a viable option. This study aims to present a single-centre experience looking at the indications and outcome of ECLS after PEA. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing PEA from January 2008 to January 2015 in our institution. RESULTS: Among 144 consecutive patients undergoing PEA for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, 6 (4%) received ECLS postoperatively for right ventricular (RV) failure (n = 3), severe hypoxaemia (n = 2) and haemorrhagic pulmonary oedema (n = 1)...
July 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Olga Maurin, Benoit Frattini, Daniel Jost, Noémie Galinou, Laure Alhanati, Pascal Dang Minh, Nicolas Genotelle, Guillaume Burlaton, Stanislas de Regloix, Michel Bignand, Jean Pierre Tourtier
INTRODUCTION: During out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), chest compression interruptions or hands-off time (HOT) affect the prognosis. Our aim was to measure HOT due to the application of an automated chest compression device (ACD) by an advanced life support team. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational case series report since the introduction of a new method of installing the ACD. Inclusion criteria were patients over 18 years old with OHCA who were treated with an ACD (Lucas 2(TM), Physio-Control)...
September 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
Suzanne de Waha, Georg Fuernau, Steffen Desch, Ingo Eitel, Ariane Wiedau, Philipp Lurz, Gerhard Schuler, Holger Thiele
AIMS: The current study presents data from a real-world cohort of patients with refractory cardiogenic shock (CS) undergoing extracorporeal life support (ECLS) with the aims of reporting clinical experience, objectifying complications as well as survival, and identifying predictors of mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighty-three patients with refractory CS underwent percutaneous ECLS implantation performed by interventional cardiologists. Follow-up was performed at hospital discharge as well as at 18 months (IQR 15-36)...
March 2016: EuroIntervention
Jeffrey J Cies, Wayne S Moore, Susan B Conley, Mindy J Dickerman, Christine Small, Dominick Carella, Paul Shea, Jason Parker, Arun Chopra
Pharmacokinetic parameters can be significantly altered for both extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). This case report describes the pharmacokinetics of continuous-infusion meropenem in a patient on ECLS with concurrent CRRT. A 2.8-kg, 10-day-old, full-term neonate born via spontaneous vaginal delivery presented with hypothermia, lethargy, and a ~500-g weight loss from birth. She progressed to respiratory failure on hospital day 2 (HD 2) and developed sepsis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and liver failure as a result of disseminated adenoviral infection...
January 2016: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Sudesh Prabhu, Adrian C Mattke, Ben Anderson, Craig McBride, Lucy Cooke, Tom Karl, Nelson Alphonso
BACKGROUND: The management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in neonates has evolved considerably over the last three decades. Initial stabilization followed by surgical repair is the current standard of care. A subset fails to achieve adequate oxygenation with medical management, including the use of high frequency oscillation and inhaled nitric oxide. The mortality in this group exceeds 80% without additional management strategies. Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a well-established modality for managing these neonates with CDH and has been shown to improve early survival in selected cases...
September 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Yoav Nahum, Michael Mimouni, Silvana Madi, Massimo Busin
PURPOSE: To compare the results of repeat Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with those of primary DSAEK. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study consisted of all consecutive eyes that underwent one or more repeat DSAEK surgeries after primary DSAEK performed at Villa Serena-Villa Igea Private Hospitals (Forlì, Italy) between January 2005 and June 2015. A paired comparison between the outcomes of primary and the second DSAEK was performed...
May 2016: Cornea
Thomas Fuehner, Christian Kuehn, Tobias Welte, Jens Gottlieb
Lung transplantation (LTx) has become an accepted treatment for carefully selected patients with end-stage lung disease. Critical care issues have gained importance concerning bridging of candidates by mechanical respiratory support and are involved in the care after transplantation. The nature of respiratory support varies from oxygen supply and noninvasive ventilation, to mechanical respiratory support either by mechanical ventilation and/or extracorporeal life support. Recent innovations in extracorporeal life support technology have resulted in its more widespread use...
August 2016: Chest
Johannes Blumenstein, Jürgen Leick, Christoph Liebetrau, Joerg Kempfert, Luise Gaede, Sebastian Groß, Marcel Krug, Alexander Berkowitsch, Holger Nef, Andreas Rolf, Matthias Arlt, Thomas Walther, Christian W Hamm, Helge Möllmann
AIMS: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has shown encouraging survival rates in patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest; however, its routine use is still controversial. We compared the survival of patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest receiving conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CCPR) to that of patients with ECLS as an adjunct to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR). METHODS: A total of 353 patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest (272 CCPR and 52 ECPR) were included in this retrospective, propensity score-adjusted (1:1 matched), single-centre study...
October 26, 2015: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
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