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STUDY OVERVIEW: Study Demonstrates That Low Prime Volume Oxygenator Significantly Reduces Hemodilution
A study published in Perfusion confirms the beneficial effects of reducing circuit prime volume to reduce hemodilution during CPB.

BEST PRACTICE: Experts Share Tips To Achieve Blood Savings
Industry experts present clinical topics that are top-of-mind for perfusionists and the highlights are shared in this article.

STUDY: CDI 500 System 'Significantly Improves Blood Gas Management'
Summary of a recent clinical study favoring the CDI 500 Blood Parameter Monitoring System titled "Improving Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Does Continuous Blood Gas Monitoring Have a Role to Play?"

STUDY: Children's Hospital Studies New Oxygenator with Integrated Arterial Filter
Joseph Deptula, CCP, Children's Hospital, found that the CAPIOX FX05 Oxygenator significantly reduced CPB prime volumes and surface area while reducing blood donor exposure; all without compromising patient safety.

ARTICLE: Mission Trip "Highlighted" by CDI 500 System
A volunteer medical team on a clinical mission trip conducted open heart surgery during a power outage, but averted serious injury due to several features of the CDI 500 Blood Parameter Monitoring System, according to Hayden Dando, CCP, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Australia.

BEST PRACTICE: STS Blood Conservation Revision 2011
The STS Blood Conservation Guideline Task Force released its new 2011 practice guidelines: 2011 Update to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Blood Conservation Clinical Practice Guidelines.

POWERPOINT: The Benefits of Using a Remote Pump System for Children Undergoing Open Heart Surgery
Todd Smyre, CCP, offers his findings on blood conservation using a remote mounted pump for children undergoing open heart surgery at an Optimizing Cardiac Surgery Symposia in April 2005.

ABSTRACT: Summary of Select Studies on Air Bubble Removal
Several studies indicate that gaseous microemboli in the extracorporeal circuit is a clinical concern; some demonstrate an association between GME and neurological damage or other organ failure after cardiac surgery.

ABSTRACT: Manufacturers' Approaches in the Development of Intelligent Multilevel Safety Systems to Assist Perfusionists During Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Perfusion 2005; 20:227-232. Kriewall T.
Mr. Kriewall describes how technology advances have incorporated multiple safety levels and more intuitive interfaces in heart-lung machines citing Terumo® Advanced Perfusion System 1 as an example.

ABSTRACT: A New Minimized Perfusion Circuit Provides Highly Effective Ultrasound Controlled Deairing. Artificial Organs. 2007 Mar; 31(3):215-220, Kutschka, et al.
This study compared a ROCSafe™ Hybrid Perfusion System to conventional perfusion circuit and results indicated that active venous deairing was significantly reduced compared to passive deairing on a conventional circuit.

ABSTRACT: Beneficial Effects of Modern Perfusion Concepts in Aortic Valve and Aortic Root Surgery. Perfusion 2009;24: 37-44, Kutschka, et al.
In this 170-patient study, the use of the ROCSafe™ Hybrid Perfusion System was found to reduce side effects of standard extracorporeal circulation.