Clarke A Thuys

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BACKGROUND Studies on long-term outcomes of the arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) are uncommon. Thus, we sought to determine the long-term outcomes for patients after ASO performed at a single institution over a 25-year period. METHODS From 1983 to 2009, 618 patients underwent the ASO for TGA and were reviewed(More)
A study was designed to assess the accuracy and reproducibility of rebreathing and single breath soluble gas uptake measurements of effective pulmonary blood flow (Q) in patients with airways obstruction. Both rebreathing (RB) and single breath (SB) estimates of Q were compared with direct Fick and thermodilution (TD) measurements of cardiac output at rest(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical application of centrifugal ventricular assist devices (VAD) has generally been limited to adults and large paediatric patients. In our experience neonates and small paediatric patients requiring ventricular support post-cardiopulmonary bypass are well supported by VAD. In this study we analyse our experience. METHODS We have(More)
  • M Bennett, S Horton, Clarke A Thuys, S Augustin, M Rosenberg, C Brizard
  • Perfusion
  • 2004
Centrifugal pumps are superior to roller pumps for extended support durations in terms of pump-induced haemolysis. In this study, we evaluated the commonly used Biomedicus BP 50 and compared it with the Jostra Rotaflow and a standard roller pump in an in vitro test circuit. Each circuit was run for a six-day period and repeated five times. Plasma(More)
Since April 1988, we have been able to offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to patients who are either failing ventilation or who need cardiopulmonary support following cardiac surgery. During this time, we have supported 211 patients, the majority of whom have been supported with the Avecor (Affinity, Avecor Cardiovascular Inc., Minneapolis,(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND.:Contact of blood with the surfaces of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit has been implicated as a cause of the inflammatory response. We undertook a prospective randomized trial of 200 pediatric patients, all with a calculated total bypass flow of less than 2.3 L/min (< 0.96 L/m2/min). METHODS Patients were randomly assigned(More)
One challenge in providing extracorporeal circulation is to supply optimal flow while minimising adverse effects, such as haemolysis. To determine if the recent generation constrained vortex pumps with their inherent design improvements would lead to reduced red cell trauma, we undertook a study comparing three devices. Utilizing a simulated short-term(More)
The International Consortium for Evidence-Based Perfusion ( is a collaborative partnership of societies of perfusionists, professional medical societies, and interested clinicians, whose aim is to promote the continuous improvement of the delivery of care and outcomes for patients undergoing extracorporeal circulation. Despite(More)
A 13-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with fatigue, headaches and muscle stiffness after returning from a family camping trip. Within 24 h, she was transferred to ICU with general oedema and low saturations, where she had a cardio-respiratory arrest and was placed on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The patient(More)
In recent years, there has been a trend to incorporate arterial filters into cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) oxygenators. The FX oxygenators are the first examples of integrating a filter around the fibers of the oxygenator. To assess the efficacy of the FX05 oxygenator, in comparison with our existing CPB setup (RX05 oxygenator + arterial filter), we randomly(More)