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ECMO transport

David Macku, Pavel Hedvicak, John Quinn, Vladimir Bencko
Due to the hybrid warfare currently experienced by multiple NATO coalition and NATO partner nations, the tactical combat casualty care (TCCC) paradigm is greatly challenged. One of the major challenges to TCCC is the ad hoc extension phase in resource-poor environments, referred to as prolonged field care (PFC) and forward resuscitative care (FRC). The nuanced clinical skills with limited resources required by warfighters and auxiliary health care professionals to mitigate death on the battlefield and prevent morbidity and mortality in the PFC phase represent a balance that is still under review...
2018: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
P Burgueño, C González, A Sarralde, F Gordo
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support is indicated in patients who are refractory to treatment, those with cardiogenic shock or respiratory failure and those with exacerbations eligible for heart and lung transplantation. Physician experience and quantity of necessary resources are reasons why regionalization could benefit patients of this kind, establishing ECMO reference centers and integrating a transportation network specialized in ECMO. This type of transportation is a challenge for healthcare systems and physicians, given its greater complexity, requiring a multidisciplinary and inter-territorial approach...
March 1, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
Darryl Abrams, A Reshad Garan, Akram Abdelbary, Matthew Bacchetta, Robert H Bartlett, James Beck, Jan Belohlavek, Yih-Sharng Chen, Eddy Fan, Niall D Ferguson, Jo-Anne Fowles, John Fraser, Michelle Gong, Ibrahim F Hassan, Carol Hodgson, Xiaotong Hou, Katarzyna Hryniewicz, Shingo Ichiba, William A Jakobleff, Roberto Lorusso, Graeme MacLaren, Shay McGuinness, Thomas Mueller, Pauline K Park, Giles Peek, Vin Pellegrino, Susanna Price, Erika B Rosenzweig, Tetsuya Sakamoto, Leonardo Salazar, Matthieu Schmidt, Arthur S Slutsky, Christian Spaulding, Hiroo Takayama, Koji Takeda, Alain Vuylsteke, Alain Combes, Daniel Brodie
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used increasingly for both respiratory and cardiac failure in adult patients. Indications for ECMO use in cardiac failure include severe refractory cardiogenic shock, refractory ventricular arrhythmia, active cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest, and acute or decompensated right heart failure. Evidence is emerging to guide the use of this therapy for some of these indications, but there remains a need for additional evidence to guide best practices...
February 15, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
Mohamed A T Mohamed, Tareq Maraqa, Matthew D Bacchetta, Michael McShane, Kenneth L Wilson
Introduction: Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) has been gaining use to bridge the recovery from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) refractory to conventional treatment. However, these interventions are often limited to higher echelons of military care. We present a case of lung salvage from severe ARDS in an Afghani soldier with VV-ECMO at a Role-2 (R2) facility in an austere military environment in Afghanistan. Case: A 25-year-old Afghani soldier presented to an R2 facility with blast lung injury and multiple penetrating injuries following an explosion...
February 13, 2018: Military Medicine
Sebastian Blecha, Frank Dodoo-Schittko, Susanne Brandstetter, Magdalena Brandl, Michael Dittmar, Bernhard M Graf, Christian Karagiannidis, Christian Apfelbacher, Thomas Bein
BACKGROUND: The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening condition. In special situations, these critically ill patients must be transferred to specialized centers for escalating treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of inter-hospital transport (IHT) of ARDS patients. METHODS: We evaluated medical and organizational aspects of structural and procedural quality relating to IHT of patients with ARDS in a prospective nationwide ARDS study...
January 15, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
Thomas E Pearson, Meg A Frizzola, Marc A Priest, Monica F Rochman, Curtis D Froehlich
Takotsubo syndrome is rare in pediatric patients but must be considered in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage with pulmonary edema and cardiomyopathy. A systematic, collaborative approach is needed to facilitate emergent transfer of patients where extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (e-CPR) is used as a lifesaving measure. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in transport requires preplanning, role delineation, resources, and research efforts to be successful. We present an unusual transport case of successful e-CPR/ECMO treatment of Takotsubo syndrome in a 12-year-old boy with an isolated traumatic intracranial injury, cardiomyopathy with pulmonary edema, and multiple cardiac arrests...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
Anton Sabashnikov, Ilja Djordjevic, Antje-Christin Deppe, Elmar W Kuhn, Julia Merkle, Carolyn Weber, Dirk Sindhu, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Mohamed Zeriouh, Oliver J Liakopoulos, Parwis B Rahmanian, Ferdinand Kuhn-Régnier, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Navid Madershahian, Thorsten Wahlers
The aim of this study was to provide early and mid-term results of the newly established extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) retrieval service in a tertiary cardiothoracic center using the miniaturized portable Cardiohelp System (Maquet, Rastatt, Germany). A particular attention was paid to organizational and logistic specifics as well as challenges and pitfalls associated with initial phase of the program. From January 2015 until January 2017 a heterogenic group of 28 consecutive patients underwent ECMO implantation in distant hospitals for acute cardiac, pulmonary or combined failure as a bridge-to-decision and were subsequently transported to our institution...
December 27, 2017: Artificial Organs
Qi Zhang, Bin Gao, Yu Chang
Although venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) was widely used in clinical practice, the effects of cardiac output on the aortic oxygen distribution were still unclear. Hence, the present study aims to evaluate the effect of cardiac function on the aortic oxygen distribution under VA-ECMO support. A novel model, combining computational fluid dynamics, multiphase fluid approach, and oxygen transport theory together, was established. According to the clinical practice, four cardiac output conditions, including 0, 1, 2, and 2...
December 26, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Nicolas Bréchot, Ciro Mastroianni, Matthieu Schmidt, Francesca Santi, Guillaume Lebreton, Anne-Marie Hoareau, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Juliette Chommeloux, Marina Rigolet, Said Lebbah, Guillaume Hekimian, Pascal Leprince, Alain Combes
OBJECTIVE: Mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) retrieval teams (MERTs) assure ECMO implantation and under-ECMO retrieval of patients with most severe acute respiratory failure (ARF) to experienced ECMO centers. Although described as feasible, mobile ECMO has only been poorly evaluated in comparison with on-site implantation. This study was undertaken to compare the indications, characteristics, and outcomes of MERT-implanted patients with venovenous (VV)-ECMO versus those implanted on site in our intensive care unit (ICU)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Lars Mikael Broman
The feasibility and the recognition of the possibility to transport patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) aroused in the 1970s. The number of transporting facilities worldwide was less than 20 in the beginning of the second Millennium. In 2009 the H1N1 pandemic and a publication showing survival benefit for adult patients transported to a hospital with ECMO resource increased both awareness and interest for ECMO treatment. The number of transport organizations increased rapidly. As of today, the number of transport organizations increases world-wide, though some centers where ECMO is an established treatment report decreasing numbers of transports...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Michael Salna, Scott Chicotka, Mauer Biscotti, Cara Agerstrand, Peter Liou, Mark Ginsburg, Roy Oommen, Joshua R Sonett, Daniel Brodie, Matthew Bacchetta
BACKGROUND: Transporting patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support is safe and reliable with a dedicated program and established management protocols. As our program has grown, our teams have had to adapt to manage surges in transport volume while maintaining patient safety. We assessed the outcomes at peak use of our ECMO transport services during surges. METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective review of all patients transported to our institution while supported with ECMO from September 2008 to September 2016...
February 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Simon S Ho, Meral M Patel, Renee M Mansour, Atul Vats, Nikhil K Chanani, Bradley S Rostad
PURPOSE: Computed tomography (CT) has been shown to change management in children on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Although techniques have been described to transport these critically ill patients to the CT suite in the radiology department, transport out of the intensive care setting is not without risk, and using portable CT is a practical alternative. However, obtaining a CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) in a patient on veno-arterial (VA) ECMO presents unique challenges due to bypass of the cardiopulmonary system, which may lead to suboptimal opacification of the pulmonary arteries...
October 31, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Jacob T Gutsche, Todd A Miano, William Vernick, Jesse Raiten, Christian Bermudez, Prashant Vallabjoysula, Karianna Milewski, Wilson Szeto, Meghan Lane Fall, Matthew L Williams, Prakash Patel, Mark E Mikkelsen, Cornel Chiu, Harish Ramakrishna, Jeremy Canon, John G Augoustides
OBJECTIVE: To understand if mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation reduces patient mortality during and after transport of patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: University affiliated tertiary care hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-seven patients. INTERVENTIONS: Introduction of a mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program designed to facilitate the implementation of ECMO at outside hospitals in patients too unstable for transport for ECMO...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Aidan J C Burrell, David V Pilcher, Vincent A Pellegrino, Stephen A Bernard
The optimal staffing model during the inter-hospital transfer of patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is not known. We report the complications and outcomes of patients who were commenced on ECMO at a referring hospital by intensive care physicians and compare these findings with patients who had ECMO established at an ECMO center in Australia. This was a single center, retrospective observational study based on a prospectively collected ECMO database from Melbourne, Australia. Patients with severe cardiac and/or respiratory failure failing conventional supportive treatment between 2007-2013 were placed on ECMO via a physician-led model of ECMO retrieval, including two intensivists in a four person team, using percutaneous ECMO cannulation...
November 19, 2017: Artificial Organs
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...
November 17, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Giovanni Cianchi, Chiara Lazzeri, Manuela Bonizzoli, Stefano Batacchi, Morena Cozzolino, Marco Ciapetti, Pasquale Bernardo, Andrea Franci, Marco Chiostri, Adriano Peris
OBJECTIVE: Many extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) centers for respiratory failure and ECMO mobile teams were instituted during the H1N1 pandemic. Data on transportation are scarce and heterogeneous. The authors therefore described the experience of their referral ECMO center for severe respiratory failure from 2009 to 2016 and gave a comprehensive report of transfers performed by their mobile ECMO team. DESIGN: Observational retrospective study. SETTING: An intensive care unit (ECMO referral center) in a teaching hospital...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
C Lazzeri, G Cianchi, T Mauri, A Pesenti, M Bonizzoli, S Batacchi, M Chiostri, F Socci, A Peris
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in severe ARDS unresponsive to conventional protective ventilation is associated with elevated costs, resource and complications, and appropriate risk stratification of candidate patients could be useful to recognize those more likely to benefit from ECMO. We aimed to derive a new outcome prediction score for patients retrieved by our ECMO team from peripheral centers, including systematic echocardiographic evaluation before ECMO start...
January 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Kyle C Niziolek, Thomas J Preston, Erik C Osborn
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for severe acute respiratory failure has been increasing. Evidence suggests that higher volume centers have better outcomes, leading to a need for specialized ECMO transport teams. The inherent nature of the prehospital environment adds an additional layer of complexity; however, the experience of multiple centers has demonstrated that cannulating and transporting a patient on ECMO can be performed safely. The purpose of this review article is to discuss the state of knowledge with respect to ECMO transport with special emphasis given to how to actually undertake such complex transports...
October 2017: Critical Care Clinics
Julia Merkle, Ilija Djorjevic, Anton Sabashnikov, Elmar W Kuhn, Antje-Christin Deppe, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Javid Fattulayev, Christopher Hohmann, Mohamed Zeriouh, Ferdinand Kuhn-Régnier, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Navid Mader, Thorsten Wahlers
Extracorporeal life support emerged as a salvage option in patients with therapy-refractory severe hemodynamic or respiratory failure. However, this promising therapy option has been limited by the use of experienced teams in highly specialized tertiary-care centers. Thus, in order to provide this standard of care in local hospitals and due to increasing evidence on improved outcomes using ECMO devices and setting for patients with heart and lung failure, an increasing number of experienced ECMO centers have launched mobile ECMO retrieval services in recent years...
October 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
Vaclav Vobruba, Tomas Grus, Frantisek Mlejnsky, Jan Belohlavek, Jan Hridel, Lukas Lambert
Severe pulmonary hemorrhage in the newborn is an infrequent, but life-threatening, event. A newborn with persistent pulmonary hypertension and a large persistent ductus arteriosus and open foramen ovale presented with hypoxemia and progressive right heart failure shortly after birth, requiring veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. Twenty minutes after the initiation of ECMO, the patient developed severe pulmonary hemorrhage refractory to conventional treatment. As a last resort, the endotracheal tube was clamped...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
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