Medtronic’s Affinity Fusion Artificial Lungs for Bypass Surgeries

Medtronic received FDA clearance for its Affinity Fusion blood oxygenation/CO2 removal system for open heart surgeries. The new system was designed with particular engineering attention paid to reducing bubble formation and so preventing air embolisms.The Affinity Fusion was approved in Europe in September of last year and has already been used successfully in the U.S. at the Cleveland Clinic.Read More
Source: Medgadget Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiac Surgery Source Type: news

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In this study, we used HUT as the means to provide an all-encompassing assessment of cardiac and/or peripheral autonomic function in normal controls, SCD subjects and non-SCD subjects with chronic anemia. We hypothesized that by identifying different categories of HUT response among these subjects, we would be able to isolate the autonomic phenotypes that might place SCD subjects at increased risk for microvascular occlusion and VOC. We then employed the causal modeling approach, which utilizes signal analysis and system identification techniques, to probe and disentangle the functional mechanisms involved in the cardiovas...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Mesenchymal stem cell transplantation could be use as a potential treatment for PHLF. Introduction Partial hepatectomy is an important treatment for benign and malignant liver diseases. Although the liver can be completely regenerated after partial excision or injury, at least 1/3 of the liver should be retained in most of the patients, and 40–50% should be retained in patients with parenchymal liver disease (Adams et al., 2013; Cieslak et al., 2014). Postoperative complications, such as acute post-hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) or small liver syndrome, may occur when the scope of excision is to...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
END-STAGE HEART FAILURE (HF) results from a myriad of etiologies and represents a major financial and healthcare burden.1 Since 1983, nearly 150,000 pediatric and adult heart transplants have been reported to the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Registry, with medical advancements in perioperative care resulting in improved patient outcomes over time.2 This paper aims to assess outcomes within the field of heart transplantation. The authors will focus on historical context, current demographics, indications, and contraindications for transplantation.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Expert Review Source Type: research
Right-sided heart failure develops in lung transplantation candidates on prolonged peripheral extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support and is a major determinant of mortality. The use of central venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for bridging of right-sided heart failure to lung transplantation was evaluated.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is often unmasked or exacerbated during implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Prior to LVAD implantation, the effect of anesthesia induction on RV performance is unknown. We assessed for early hemodynamic changes in the RV after induction, prior to initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), in the presence or absence of preoperative temporary mechanical circulatory support (tMCS).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 171 Source Type: research
Lung transplantation is very often accompanied with significant bleeding and coagulopathy. Standard perioperative management consists of administering fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and red blood cells. These transfusion products are generally administered according to anesthesiologist's decision based on his personal experience. However, point of care (POC) monitoring of coagulopathy is available nowadays such as thrombolestometry (ROTEM), platelet function analyzer (PFA 200) and agregometry (Multiplate) to conduct administering of blood products or coagulation factors.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 812 Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of UFTA with extubation in operating theatre in patient receiving HeartMate 3 (HM3) implantation.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 1152 Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
If you've ever known someone who has had to be on dialysis, you know that the quality of life for dialysis patients is not great. First of all, there is a pill burden. "My patients need to eat 20 to 30 pills a day," Victor Gura, MD, an internist, nephrologist, and inventor of the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) told MD&M West attendees on Tuesday. "So one was making a joke. He said 'I could put them in a bowl with some dressing and have a salad'. The bottom line is it's a burden and it's also expensive." In addition to the pill burden, dialysis patients are restricted in the amo...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: R & D Design Source Type: news
Rationale: Ventilator-associated complications comprise important fatal aetiologies during heart transplantation. Ultra-fast anesthesia might provide the most effective measure to prevent this type of complication. Immediate extubation after heart transplantation (IEAHT) has recently been reported in adult patients. However, IEAHT in children is much more challenging due to limitations in anesthesia protocols. Recently, we managed to perform an ultra-fast anesthesia protocol combined with IEAHT during a heart transplant operation in a child, who had an excellent postoperative outcome. Patient concerns: A 13-year-old g...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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