Pediatric Perfusionist Needed

Santiago, Dominican Republic : Tegucigalpa, Honduras International Children’s Heart Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)3 charity based in Memphis, Tennessee that provides cardiac surgery for children around the world, is in urgent need of a pediatric perfusionist to participate on a mission to: Santiago, Dominican Republic on September 24 – October 8 Click Image to View Santiago… […]

Tranexamic Acid Protocols ?

Editor’s Note: This is in answer to a previous question posted regarding Tranexamic Dosing Protocols: Dosing Implications: (see last article below for source) A 10 mg/kg initial dose of tranexamic acid Followed by an infusion of 1 mg.kg(-1).h(-1) produced plasma concentrations throughout the cardiopulmonary bypass period sufficient to inhibit fibrinolysis in vitro. QUESTION: Does anybody […]

Do You Have a Mission ?

A New Approach If you have a Medical Mission that you are planning… I would like to offer up a newer and perhaps innovative approach to facilitating materials, supplies, and volunteer efforts. It would involve a Post or Advertisement of your Mission… Here on CircuitSurfers. Obviously at no charge. Trial it?  See How it Works? […]

And Now… Amicar ?

Another Questionable Availability Issue… (Click Image to View Source) I would get on top of this as soon as possible.  Amicar is a generic yet essential part of life if conducting Cardiopulmonary Bypass. 1st Protamine Then Magnesium Sulfate Now Epsilon Aminocaproic Acid (EACA  aka Amicar) Is there a common denominator?  Hospira Inc ….Click Image to […]

Descending Aortic Repair

Approaches to the Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm. A YouTube PowerPoint Video / Discussion: Part I Endovascular Stent Grafting for ascending and aortic arch repair by John Ikonomidis MD Part II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5__ctxT-C90 Endovascular Stent Grafting for ascending and aortic arch repair by John Ikonomidis MD Anatomy Discussion Below Cited from:  Medscape http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/424904-overview Most aortic aneurysms (AA) occur […]

Mission Volunteer : CCP

I want to Join a Mission … Experienced Perfusionist looking to join international mission team for adult cardiac surgery mission work in 2012. If you have established a program of this sort, or know of a group looking for volunteers, please contact me at jrbperfusion@gmail.com. Thanks! Randy Bullock

Hemostasis Assays

Tests Available Screening Tests:     Prothrombin Time (PT)     activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)     Thrombin Clotting Time (TCT)     Kaolin Clotting Time (KCT) Assessment of the Fibrinolytic Pathway:     Alpha-2-antiplasmin – functional assay     Euglobulin Lysis Time     Fibrinogen/fibrin degradation products (FDP)     Plasmin alpha-2-antiplasmin complex (PAP)     Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor – antigen (PAI-1) […]

Sickle Cell Anemia v1

SICKLE CELL ANEMIA I.    DESCRIPTION: Sickle Cell hemoglobinopathy is a single gene recessive disorder that involves an abnormality of the hemoglobin (Hgb) molecule.  This disorder causes the red cell to sickle under certain circumstances.  A sickled cell cannot undergo normal respiratory functions and they interfere with normal blood circulation. Sickle cell disease is genetic and […]

Perfusion Notes: [4]

A STUDENT DIARY To View all Diary Entries- Click Here Introduction to My Program… I have moved to my new location and was lucky enough to get along with another candidate at the interview process that also got in to the program.  So we moved in and started exploring our new surrounding about a week […]

Anastamotic Devices

A Review of Anastamotic  SVG devices Proximal anastomotic connectors have been developed to facilitate the anastomosis between the saphenous vein graft (SVG) and the ascending aorta without the use of a partially occluding clamp. The rationale for development of such technology was primarily to minimize the potential for embolization of aortic atheromatous debris. In addition, […]

Renal Review

Renal Anatomy Two bean shaped organs, one on each side, posterior lateral aspect of abdomen below the diaphragm.  Because of the proximity to diaphragm, the possibility of a pneumothorax exists with renal surgery. 1. Microscopically, the kidney is divided into three parts, the cortex, the medulla, and the pelvis. 2. The microscopic functional unit of […]

Hypoplastic Left Heart

Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Pediatric Heart Surgery Performed by Dr Redmond Burke – Click to View Miami Children’s Hospital Dr. Burke and his Team… “Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome” Performed by Redmond Burke M.D. Pediatric Heart Surgery Miami Children’s Hospital Department of Cardiovascular Surgery www.pediatricheartsurgery.com Anesthesiologist: Danielle Madrill M.D. Pediatric Cardiologist: Abdul […]

Complete Atrio-Ventricular Canal

Complete Atrio-Ventricular Canal: CAVC Repair Pediatric Heart Surgery Performed by Dr Redmond Burke Thank you to  Dr. Golovenko  for sharing the above  link on Twitter… – Click to View Miami Children’s Hospital Dr. Burke and his Team… “Redmond Burke MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital, demonstrates the operative repair and postoperative […]

Interrupted Aortic Arch VSD

Interrupted Aortic Arch VSD, IAAVSD Neonatal Repair Thank you to  Dr. Golovenko  for sharing the above  link on Twitter… Click to View Miami Children’s Hospital Dr. Burke and his Team… “This video shows the surgical technique for neonatal repair of Interrupted Aortic Arch and Ventricular Septal Defect. This is a rare congenital heart birth defect. […]

STS 2.73 : New Risk Factors

The Great Migration to v 2.73 :  (New STS Fields) Click Image to View entire 2.73 Series … The following post  describes the new fields that are identified as new data collection points in the  STS v. 2.73 Adult Cardiac Database. (Customized PowerPoint Template for Perfusion STS Data Collection) Download Customized STS Form (for Perfusion) […]

STS 2.73 : Cancelled Cases

The Great Migration to v 2.73 :  (New STS Fields) Click Image to View entire 2.73 Series … The following post  describes the new fields that are identified as new data collection points in the  STS v. 2.73 Adult Cardiac Database. (Customized PowerPoint Template for Perfusion STS Data Collection) Download Customized STS Form (for Perfusion) […]

STS 2.73 : New On-Bypass Parameters

The Great Migration to v 2.73 :  (New STS Fields) Click Image to View entire 2.73 Series The following post  describes the new fields that are identified as new data collection points in the  STS v. 2.73 Adult Cardiac Database. (Customized PowerPoint Template for Perfusion STS Data Collection) Download Customized STS Form (for Perfusion) Overall […]

STS 2.73 : New IntraOp Data

The Great Migration to v 2.73 :  (New STS Fields) Click Image to View entire 2.73 Series The following post  describes the new fields that are identified as new data collection points in the  STS v. 2.73 Adult Cardiac Database. (Customized PowerPoint Template for Perfusion STS Data Collection) Download Customized STS Form (for Perfusion) Overall […]

STS 2.73 : PostOp & Complications

The Great Migration to v 2.73 :  (New STS Fields) Click Image to View entire 2.73 Series The following post  describes the new fields that are identified as new data collection points in the  STS v. 2.73 Adult Cardiac Database. (Customized PowerPoint Template for Perfusion STS Data Collection) Download Customized STS Form (for Perfusion) Overall […]