Perfusion Blog

A collection of posts from our Perfusion Community.

extracorporeal life support

How ECMO Helps People Heal from Hypothermia and Other Conditions

Lehigh Valley Health News Blog shares the news that LVPG Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery used ECMO therapy on more than 140 patients in the past three years, including Justin Smith. The recent…

Bullseye

Best Hospitals 2015-2016

Healthcare Staffing Blog shares U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals 2015-2016. Is your hospital included in this year’s list? Source: Best Hospitals 2015-2016

Joint Commission

Joint Commission to Suspend Top Performers

Healthcare Staffing Blogs shares the news that The Joint Commission is to suspend Top Performers until 2017, and also shares the full JC annual report for 2015. Source: Joint Commission to Suspend…

Perfusion News

5 Things You Should Know Before Embarking on a Perfusion Career

Have you been thinking about embarking on a career in perfusion? If being part of a team that saves lives while earning a decent paycheck appeal to you, you might want to…

PRP Draw

What is Platelet Gel?

Platelet Gel is a substance that is created by harvesting your body’s own natural healing factors from your blood and combining it with thrombin and calcium to form a coagulum. This coagulum…

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An echo in Pulmonary Embolus (PE)

Author: Tom Rozen Peer reviewer: Lloyd Roberts   A 40 year old man presents with near syncopal events and has low oxygen saturations in the emergency department, on a past history of systemic hypertension. His blood pressure is low-normal and the chest X ray is clear, so he goes on to have an urgent CTPA […]

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Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma: A Potential Therapeutic Tool for Promoting Hair Growth

ZHENG JUN LI, MS,*‡ HYE-IN CHOI, MS,†‡ DAE-KYOUNG CHOI, PHD,* KYUNG-CHEOL SOHN, PHD,* MYUNG IM, MD,* YOUNG-JOON SEO, MD,* YOUNG-HO LEE, MD,† JEUNG-HOON LEE, MD,* AND YOUNG LEE, MD* BACKGROUND Recently, autologous…

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Skeletal Muscle Healing

Application of Autologous Growth Factors on Skeletal Muscle Healing Sports medicine is a potential field for autologous platelet therapies as their use can accelerate repair in clinical situations requiring rapid healing and…

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fascitis

1. Growth Factors For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis? By Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, and Susan E. Erredge, DPM, CWS Discussing the potential impact of recent literature in rethinking conventional approaches to recalcitrant plantar…

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Tennis Elbow

 1. Treatment of Chronic Severe Elbow Tendinosis with Platelet Rich Plasma Podium Presentation – 2005 Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting At six months follow-up, patients treated with buffered platelet rich…