Heading Up North [ 1 ] Family, Fishing, & A Perfusion Conference

This was Right after I moved to Texas ! ( She’s a bit bigger now 🙂 = ) YO !  It’s Summer Vacation Time ! Flying up North to Michigan to hook up with my wife and kids- (they have been up for 2 weeks or so), connecting with some old friends, close relatives, some […]

Most Frequently Visited Places On ‘Surfers

Nothing like Dropping In on a Great Wave … Same as dropping in here and saying hello, or making a comment or suggestion, or just being part of something a little new and different. Thank you so much for visiting. Here is a list of the places most often looked at her on this shiny […]

Interpretation of the Anion Gap: Oxygen Pressure Field Theory VIII

OPFT Part VIII:  Interpreting the Anion Gap The anion gap is the difference in the measured cations and the measured anions in serum, plasma, or urine. The magnitude of this difference (i.e. “gap”) in the serum is often calculated in medicine when attempting to identify the cause of metabolic acidosis. If the gap is greater […]

From Japan & Italy [ 1 ] Cerebral Perfusion: Circ Arrest

Facebook Thread Authored By:  Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) Editor’s Note: Once again, just checking early morning news and chatter on Facebook, and another interesting discussion rears it’s head.  This discussion can be found on the FB group Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!! Authored by Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) a Japanese perfusionist. The Discussion What are your thoughts ?

A Day in the Life : A Hot Rainy Summer Day

Just one of those days.  Nothing scary on the horizon- and our desert world is getting watered 🙂 Loaded for Bear Torrential ?  Maybe not- but you never know when there will be some blood loss to be dealt with … One of those AAA cases with a socked-in retro-peritoneum.. Too much time on my […]

The Anion Gap: Oxygen Pressure Field Theory VII

OPFT Part VII:  The Anion Gap The anion gap is the difference in the measured cations and the measured anions in serum, plasma, or urine. The magnitude of this difference (i.e. “gap”) in the serum is often calculated in medicine when attempting to identify the cause of metabolic acidosis. If the gap is greater than […]

The Greatest International Concert of All: The Olympics 2012

Click image to enlarge- It’s WORTH it ! I got this photo from an Indian Perfusionist working in Belgium: Avinash Moreshwar. That would be this Gentleman. I have nothing really profound to say… It is just a euphoric moment when the Olympics UNDIVIDE us for the briefest of moments.  And it’s a great picture submitted […]

Microvascular Redistribution: Oxygen Pressure Field Theory VI

Part VI:  Microvascular  Redistribution (Click Image to View Online Power Point Presentation) Authored by:  Gary Grist,  BS, RN, CCP, LCP    To View all of Gary Grist”s Posts Regarding OPFT-  click here Mr Gary Grist delivered a seminar on this topic at The Missouri Perfusion Society 16th Annual Meeting titled “Beyond The Fick Equation”  on June […]

From Italy [ 3 ] A FaceBook Page You NEED to Visit …

Founder of: Gruppo dei Perfusionisti !!! Editor’s Note: I met Giuseppe Salerno on Facebook after he invited me to join his online perfusion group (see above).  I left a couple of links to posts on his group page, and next thing you know- my site blew up!  I logged about 600 hits in an hour […]

From Japan [ 5 ] OUR Japanese Ambassadors

Facebook Thread Authored By:  Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) Editor’s Note: Once again, just checking early morning news and chatter on Facebook, and another interesting discussion rears it’s head.  This discussion can be found on the FB group perfusionist.JP founded by Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) a Japanese perfusionist. I am Just learning about this site:  It’s a Small Group […]

Letters To ‘Surfers: From South Africa: An Experienced Response

(Click Image to Enlarge) Editor’s Note: I got this response to my earlier  “Age and Perfusion” post. It’s from South Africa, and from an experienced perfusionist.  He made some very salient points.  🙂 Frank To Circuit Surfers : Hi. I am a practicing perfusionist in South Africa. And have been doing so since 1981. I […]

The Month of “The Aorta”

Click on this pic- It is awesome ! It’s been the month of “The Aorta”.  That is for sure.  A few surprises CABG’s shape-shifting to unplanned  AVR’s, or impromptu aortic resections. The aneurism, slips in like a hungry python.  Just shows up and there it is!  Puffed up in all it’s glory. So we deal […]