Anticoagulation and Transfusion Management During Neonatal and Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Survey of Medical Directors in the United States*

CONCLUSIONS: Compared with the 2013 pediatric population, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation center anticoagulation and blood transfusion approaches continue to vary widely. Most report continued use of heparin as their primary anticoagulant and follow a combination of monitoring assays with the majority using the antifactor Xa assay in their practices, a significant shift from prior results. Antithrombin activity levels and viscoelastic tests are followed by a growing number of centers. Platelet transfusion thresholds continue to vary widely. Future research is needed to establish optimal anticoagulation and blood transfusion management.
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research

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We examined 37 full published research articles found using PubMed, Scopus, African Journal Online (AJOL), and Google Scholar between May and October 2020. Dichotomous data on HBV prevalence and predictors of infection were extracted from the individual studies. The HBV prevalence, test of proportion, relative risk, and I2 statistics for heterogeneity were calculated using MedCalc software version 19.1.3. Begg ’s tests was used to test for publication bias. Sources of heterogeneity were analysed through sensitivity analysis, meta-regression, and sub-group analysis at 95% CI.P 
Source: Archives of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients who have systemic lupus erythematous with high disease activity have the potential to develop fatal complications due to pancreatitis, so appropriate treatments are required for such patients.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this review was to compare the short- and long-term outcomes following open and laparoscopic CRLM resection. A systematic review of comparative matched population studies was performed. Evaluated endpoints included surgical outcomes and survival outcomes. Twelve studies were included in this review, reporting on 3095 patients. R0 (negative margins) rates were higher in the laparoscopic CRLM group (89.3% versus 86.9%). In addition, laparoscopic resection was associated with less blood loss (486 mls versus 648 mls,p ≤ 0.0001*) and reduced blood transfusion rates (6.7% vs. 12.2%, OR 2.13, 95%...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study aims to outline our institution's experience with treating bloodless medicine patients and offers the first anatomically comprehensive evaluation of FTT in this population.All patients undergoing FTT from 2017 to 2020 at a single institution were retrospectively reviewed. Patients who declined blood products were selected.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of patients, especially younger patients, prefer a passive role in TrDM, possibly due to insufficient information about the need for BT and its significance. We feel that active involvement on the part of the patient can provoke a more judicious thought process about the real need of BT on the part of the physician and have a positive influence on patient blood management.PMID:34525473 | DOI:10.1159/000518947
Source: Acta Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Accurate preoperative risk assessments in patients with cirrhosis should account for cirrhosis severity, comorbidities, type of procedure, and whether the procedure is emergent versus elective.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess short-term outcomes of patients with failed aortic valve bioprosthesis undergoing valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (ViV-TAVR) or redo surgical aortic valve replacement (rSAVR). Methods Between 2009 and 2019, 90 patients who underwent ViV-TAVR (n = 73) or rSAVR (n = 17) due to failed aortic valve bioprosthesis fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Groups were compared regarding clinical end points, including in-hospital all-cause mortality. Patients with endocarditis and in a need of combined cardiac surgery were excluded from the study. Resu...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research
ConclusionsCritically low hemoglobin levels are typically associated with significant symptoms, physical examination findings, and hemodynamic instability. To our knowledge, this is the lowest recorded hemoglobin in a hemodynamically stable patient not requiring cardiac or supplemental oxygen support.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In the setting of previous cardiac operations, minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) combines the advantage of less invasiveness (i.e. less chest trauma and fast recovery) with the less risks associated with resternotomy.1 Specifically, right minithoracotomy approach has shown to reduce the risk of damaging major structures such as patent left internal mammary artery (LIMA), right ventricle and aorta, requires less dissection of pericardial adehesions and consequently associated with less bleeding and blood transfusion when compared to re-sternotomy.
Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ADULT – Commentary Source Type: research
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2021 Jul 9;265:162-168. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2021.07.012. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTZika virus (ZIKV) is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. ZIKV can be transmitted to humans by non-vector borne mechanisms such as sexual intercourse, maternal-foetal transmission or blood transfusion. In 2015, ZIKV emerged in the Americas, and spread to 87 countries and territories with autochthonous transmission, distributed across four of the six WHO regions. Most ZIKV infections in pregnancy are asymptomatic, but mother to child transmission of the virus c...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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