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Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) results in generalized edema and dysfunction of critical organ systems. It can be alleviated by reducing harmful exposure of blood and tissue to air and/or non-biological surfaces in the extracorporeal circuit.

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CASE STUDY: Bloodless Cardiac Surgery is a Team Sport
Ninety percent of patients weighing over 25 kilos have surgery without receiving blood at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Read about its blood management program.

SYNOPSIS: European Team Outlines Benefits Of Minimized Perfusion Circuit
At the Optimizing Cardiac Surgery Symposium on March 5, 2010, Uwe Schonrock, CCP, Klinikum Braunschweig, shared the clinical benefits of his team's use of the ROCSafe Hybrid Perfusion System in 2,500 cases.

ABSTRACT: Improving Cardiac Surgery Outcomes: Leukocyte Filtration
Amit Patel, MD, presents his outcome data on 2,000 patients undergoing cardiac surgery with leukocyte filtration at the July 2004 Hammersmith Meeting.

ABSTRACT: Investigation of Blood Compatibility of PMEA-Coated Extracorporeal Circuits. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, Vol 17, Sept 2002. Kocakulak M, et al.
In a study comparing PMEA-coated and uncoated oxygenators, the authors found greater retention of clotting factors and platelets and less post-op hemorrhaging when using PMEA-coated oxygenators.

ABSTRACT: Emerging Technologies in Biocompatible Surface Modifying Additives: Quest for Physiologic CPB. Cardiovascular and Hematological Agents. 2004; Vol. 2:No 4. Gunaydin S, et al.
The authors compare surface coatings, including Xcoating, in 155 CPB cases for chemical composition, biomaterial evaluation and clinical efficacy.

ABSTRACT: The CAPIOX RX05 Oxygenator: Pediatric Clinical Observations. Perfusion. 2003;18, 321-323, Tinius, et al.
The authors provide clinical observations on the use of the CAPIOX® BABY RX™ Oxygenator and reducing prime volume in neonate circuits.

ABSTRACT: Biocompatibility of Poly (2-methoxyethylacrylate) Coating for Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Annals Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 2003, Volume 9, No 1. Noguchi, et al.
The authors compare the biocompatibility of PMEA-coated and heparin-coated circuits by measuring several inflammatory markers. Results indicate PMEA-coated circuits are as biocompatible as heparin coated circuits.

ABSTRACT: Xcoating: A New Biopassive Polymer Coating. Canadian Perfusion Canadienne, Volume 11, No 2, June 2001. Schiel, et al.
This paper explains the mechanism and benefits of Xcoating.

ABSTRACT: Non-Pharmacologic Therapeutic Strategies for Reducing Complications of Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Filtration 2005; 1(2):95-106. Gunaydin S, et al.
This study of 225 patients undergoing CPB concludes that the use of circuits with leukocyte filtration and Xcoating provides clinically significant benefits for high risk patients.

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: 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.

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: Leukocyte Filtration and Aprotinin: Synergistic Anti-Inflammatory Protection. Perfusion 2004; Volume 19. O-Yurvati A.
In this follow-up study, Albert O-Yurvati, DO, compares the effects of leukocyte filtration combined with aprotinin versus aprotinin alone to reduce post-operative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing CPB.

ABSTRACT: Intraoperative Treatment Strategy to Reduce the Incidence of Post-Cardiopulmonary Bypass Atrial Fibrillation. Perfusion 2002; V 17. O-Yurvati A.
In this study, the authors demonstrate a 72% reduction in the incidence of post-op atrial fibrillation in patients who receive leukocyte filtration and aprotinin, resulting in $8,725 savings per patient.

ABSTRACT: Strategic Leukocyte Depletion Reduces Pulmonary Microvascular Pressure and Improves Pulmonary Status Post-Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Perfusion 2003; Volume 18. O-Yurvati A.
Albert O-Yurvati, DO, demonstrates the combination of leukocyte filtration and aprotinin in reducing pulmonary microvascular pressure and shunt fraction in a study of 225 CABG patients.

ABSTRACT: Cost Effectiveness of Using a Leuko-Depleting Arterial Line Filter. Proceedings of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion 1994: v 15. Palanzo D, et al.
In this study of 350 patients, the authors conclude that the use of the Pall LG6 filter improves post-bypass lung function, and results in $1,942 savings per patient.

ABSTRACT: The Effect of Leukocyte-Depleting Arterial Line Filters on Cerebral Microemboli and Neuropsychological Outcome following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2004; Feb;25(2):267-74. Whittaker, et al
The authors evaluate the effect of using the Pall LG6 arterial line filter on cerebral microemboli and neuropsychological outcome following bypass surgery.

ABSTRACT: Clinical Evaluation of a Leuko-Depleting Blood Cardioplegia Filter (BC1B) for Elective Open-Heart Surgery. Perfusion 1998; 13: 205-210. Suzuki, et al.
In this study of 40 CABG patients, the authors demonstrate the ability of the Pall BC1 filter to remove inflammatory mediators CPK-MB and troponin.

ABSTRACT: Clinical Benefits of Continuous Leukocyte Filtration during Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Patients undergoing Valvular Repair or Replacement. Perfusion 2005; V 20: 21-9. Sutton S, et al.
In this retrospective study of 700 patients undergoing valve surgery, the authors demonstrate significant benefits to patients who receive leukocyte filtration, including reduced time to extubation and reduced LOS.

ABSTRACT: The Role of Leukocyte Depleting Filters in Heart Transplantation: Early Outcomes in Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. October 2006; 30: 621-627. Dvorak, et al.
In this study of 40 patients, the authors find leukocyte filtration reduces markers of reperfusion injury, time on ventilation and time in the ICU, and improves graft functionality.

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