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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193535/the-utility-of-nurse-managed-extracorporeal-life-support-in-an-adult%C3%A2-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Amy E Hackmann, Luke M Wiggins, Glenn P Grimes, Richard M Fogel, Felicia A Schenkel, Mark L Barr, Michael E Bowdish, Mark J Cunningham, Vaughn A Starnes
BACKGROUND: The use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) worldwide has increased exponentially since 2009. The patient requiring ECLS demands an investment of hospital resources, including personnel. Educating bedside nurses to manage ECLS circuits broadens the availability of trained providers. METHODS: Experienced cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU) nurses underwent training to manage ECLS circuits, including volume assessment, treatment of arterial blood gas values, the physiology of ECLS, and recognition of common emergencies...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159528/therapeutic-hypothermia-may-improve-neurological-outcomes-in-extracorporeal-life-support-for-adult-cardiac-arrest
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Philip Y K Pang, Gillian H L Wee, Ming Jie Huang, Anne E E Hoo, Ismail Mohamed Tahir Sheriff, See Lim Lim, Teing Ee Tan, Yee Jim Loh, Victor T T Chao, Jia Lin Soon, Ka Lee Kerk, Zakir Hussain Abdul Salam, Yoong Kong Sin, Chong Hee Lim
BACKGROUND: Limited data exists on patients receiving therapeutic hypothermia during extracorporeal life support (ECLS). We investigated outcomes and prognostic factors in these patients. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted for 225 consecutive adult patients treated with ECLS between July 2003 and January 2016. Extracorporeal life support was initiated for refractory cardiac arrest (>10 mins) in 79 patients (35.1%). Patient demographics, ECLS-related complications, in-hospital mortality and neurological outcomes were analysed...
January 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093621/outcome-of-elderly-undergoing-extracorporeal-life-support-in-refractory-cardiogenic-shock
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Suzanne de Waha, Tobias Graf, Steffen Desch, Georg Fuernau, Ingo Eitel, Janine Pöss, Alexander Jobs, Thomas Stiermaier, Jakob Ledwoch, Ariane Wiedau, Philipp Lurz, Gerhard Schuler, Holger Thiele
BACKGROUND: The current study presents data from a real-world cohort of patients with refractory cardiogenic shock (CS) undergoing extracorporeal life support (ECLS) focusing on the comparison of elderly versus younger patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred consecutive patients with refractory CS underwent percutaneous ECLS implantation performed by interventional cardiologists. Follow-up was performed at hospital discharge as well as at a median of 18 months [interquartile range 15-36]...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984321/extracorporeal-life-support-organization-registry-international-report-2016
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Ravi R Thiagarajan, Ryan P Barbaro, Peter T Rycus, D Michael Mcmullan, Steven A Conrad, James D Fortenberry, Matthew L Paden
Data on extracorporeal life support (ECLS) use and survival submitted to the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization's data registry from the inception of the registry in 1989 through July 1, 2016, are summarized in this report. The registry contained information on 78,397 ECLS patients with 58% survival to hospital discharge. Extracorporeal life support use and centers providing ECLS have increased worldwide. Extracorporeal life support use in the support of adults with respiratory and cardiac failure represented the largest growth in the recent time period...
January 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904968/outcome-measures-of-extracorporeal-life-support-ecls-in-trauma-patients-versus-patients-without-trauma-a-7-year-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study
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Christopher Ull, Thomas A Schildhauer, Justus T Strauch, Justyna Swol
This single-center retrospective study included a total of 99 extracorporeal life support (ECLS) cannulated patients assigned to a traumatic extracorporeal life-support cohort (TECLS) or a non-traumatic extracorporeal life-support cohort (NTECLS). Forty-nine TECLS patients and 50 NTECLS patients were compared. The TECLS patients were significantly younger [49.9 years 16.6-86.2 vs. 57.1 (21.4-78.6); p = 0.007] and had lower body mass indices (BMIs) [27.7 kg/m(2) (20-37) vs. 32.5 (19-88.5); p = 0.001] than the NTECLS patients...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884576/extracorporeal-life-support-for-refractory-cardiac-arrest-from-accidental-hypothermia-a-10-year-experience-in-edinburgh
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Maziar Khorsandi, Scott Dougherty, Neil Young, Dean Kerslake, Vincenzo Giordano, Robert Lendrum, William Walker, Vipin Zamvar, Ivan Yim, Renzo Pessotto
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest caused by accidental hypothermia is a rare phenomenon with a significant mortality rate if untreated. The consensus is that these patients should be rewarmed with extracorporeal life support (ECLS) with the potential for excellent survival and neurologic outcomes. However, given the lack of robust data and clinical trials, the optimal management of such patients remains elusive. OBJECTIVE: In this single-center study, we looked at the outcomes of all adult patients undergoing salvage ECLS for cardiac arrest caused by accidental hypothermia over a 10-year period from June 2006 to June 2016...
February 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866648/extracorporeal-life-support-is-safe-in-trauma-patients
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Christopher R Burke, Angelena Crown, Titus Chan, D Michael McMullan
INTRODUCTION: The role of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in the critically ill trauma patient is poorly defined, possibly leading to the underutilization of this lifesaving therapy in this population. This study examined survival rates and risk factors for death in trauma patients who received ECLS. METHODS: Data from the National Trauma Data Bank was retrospectively reviewed to identify trauma patients who received ECLS from January 2012 to December 2014. Clinical outcomes and risk factors for death were examined in these patients...
January 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774445/ecls-in-pediatric-cardiac-patients
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Matteo Di Nardo, Graeme MacLaren, Marco Marano, Corrado Cecchetti, Paola Bernaschi, Antonio Amodeo
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an important device in the management of children with severe refractory cardiac and or pulmonary failure. Actually, two forms of ECLS are available for neonates and children: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and use of a ventricular assist device (VAD). Both these techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages. The intra-aortic balloon pump is another ECLS device that has been successfully used in larger children, adolescents, and adults, but has found limited applicability in smaller children...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645397/impella-5-0-as-a-second-line-mechanical-circulatory-support-strategy-after-extracorporeal-life-support
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633781/accidental-hypothermia-an-update-the-content-of-this-review-is-endorsed-by-the-international-commission-for-mountain-emergency-medicine-icar-medcom
#10
REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606550/extracorporeal-life-support-use-in-adult-burn-patients
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525237/extracorporeal-life-support-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-a-single-center-experience
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525236/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-predictors-of-survival
#13
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509652/-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnant-woman-with-epilepsy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27348175/-theoretical-background-of-finding-organs-for-transplantation-among-non-heart-beating-donors-under-unsuccessful-extracorporeal-resuscitation-literature-review
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27318746/emergency-physician-performed-transesophageal-echocardiography-for-extracorporeal-life-support-vascular-cannula-placement
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315227/-shock-and-go-extracorporeal-cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation-in-the-golden-hour-of-rosc
#17
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...
November 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27164039/pediatric-extracorporeal-life-support-using-a-third-generation-diagonal-pump
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27112656/extracorporeal-life-support-after-pulmonary-endarterectomy-as-a-bridge-to-recovery-or-transplantation-lessons-from-31-consecutive-patients
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27068551/cardiogenic-shock-induced-by-a-voluminous-phaeochromocytoma-rescued-by-concomitant-extracorporeal-life-support-and-open-left-adrenalectomy
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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)...
October 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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