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2014-04-30 11:09:57

With better modern-day immediate post-surgical care, attention is drawn to the 30-to-90 day postoperative period as risky phase of operation has been extended, according to presentation at 94th AATS Annual Meeting Children with a heart defect called transposition of great arteries (TGA) are born with the two major blood vessels (aorta and the main lung artery) arising from the wrong sides of the heart. Consequently, blood is pumping inappropriately between the lungs and the rest of the...

2013-09-05 23:01:10

Jordan Herbst, a 14-year-old resident of Bishop, Calif., is at home recovering from a life-threatening and rare infection with hantavirus, through the efforts of pediatric specialists at hospitals in Inyo County, Reno, Nev., and at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Jordan Herbst, a 14-year-old resident of Bishop, Calif., is at home recovering from a life-threatening and rare infection with hantavirus, through the efforts of pediatric specialists...

2013-07-25 23:00:16

The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) has recognized Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, with the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support for its Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program. Wolfson Children’s ECMO Program is now a designated Center of Excellence. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) has recognized Wolfson Children’s Hospital with the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support...

2013-06-04 11:14:43

Measuring blood flow in the brain may be an easy, noninvasive way to predict stroke or hemorrhage in children receiving cardiac or respiratory support through a machine called ECMO, according to a new study by researchers at Nationwide Children´s Hospital. Early detection would allow physicians to alter treatment and take steps to prevent these complications–the leading cause of death for patients on ECMO. Short for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO is used when a...

2013-05-17 10:57:24

Procedure Traditionally used during heart surgery and in the ICU may show promise as a rescue strategy for select cardiac arrest patients Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries and in the ICU that functions as an artificial replacement for a patient's heart and lungs, has also been used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. Now, a novel study of this technique in the U.S. has been completed by...

2013-05-16 23:24:24

ECMO transport program allows hospital to treat more complex patients from outside region. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 On September 20, 2012, Brandie and Dustin Stoddard welcomed their second baby girl into the world. Haevyn Delanie weighed-in at a healthy seven pounds, two ounces, was 18 inches long, and went home right on schedule. Just four months later, though, her family was back in the hospital. This time, they were in Kansas City, waiting for a team of medical professionals...

2013-05-07 10:55:12

First use of pumpless paracorporeal assist device in the very young, presentation at 93rd AATS Annual Meeting Adults with end-stage respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension requiring ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) have been "bridged" toward lung transplantation with novel lung assist devices such as the Novalung. This and related devices work based on pumpless application of oxygenators. A presentation by David M. Hoganson, MD, and colleagues from Washington University...


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2013-04-30 13:11:12

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, also known as ECMO, is best described as long term life support occurring outside the patient’s body. It should be noted, however, that ECMO is temporary and typically lasts three to ten days on average. ECMO is a means of oxygenating blood without it having to circulate inside the body, and thus allows time for essential recovery of the heart and lungs. ECMO comes with many serious risks and is only used in severe cases of cardiac or respiratory failure...

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