Perfusion Blog

A collection of posts from our Perfusion Community.

Cardiohelp

Mobile ECMO- Extending reach and expertise beyond hospital walls

For very sick children in rural communities, access to care can mean a decision between a long, dangerous trip to a far-away hospital or less-sophisticated care in their local facility. Seattle Children's has just invested in technology to make that decision easier for the families who face it. Seattle Children's Hospital staff testing one of [...]
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Scandinavian perfusion meeting

"Don’t miss the biggest paediatric perfusion event in Europe this year"

Dear Colleagues, It is with our great pleasure that we invite you to the first “Scandinavian Paediatric Perfusion Meeting” in November 2016. This meeting is a joint venture event, hosted by the Paediatric Cardiac Centres in Lund (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark), and it is the only paediatric perfusion meeting held in Europe. The overall topic…
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M. chimaera infections associated with cardiopulmonary bypass

Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention Blog posts the following news regarding M. chimaera infections. Dan and I have spent numerous hours recently on a particularly difficult infection prevention issue. We recently learned that a patient who underwent cardiothoracic surgery at our hospital developed an infection due to Mycobacterium chimaera. Last year, it was recognized that this organism is…
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Sergei Brukhonenko

HEART-LUNG MACHINES – SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT PUMP CONFIGURATION AND DESIGN.

By Collin Green Colin G. Green, Copenhagen, Denmark. ([email protected]) I was recently chatting with an overseas perfusionist who sent me a photo of his pediatric CPB circuit set-up. He was particularly pleased with his low priming volume which was due to thoughtful design and tubing positioning: He positioned his venous/cardiotomy reservoir close to the table and…
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