Donald S. Wilson

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is indicated when conventional measures fail to support a patient during cardiac or respiratory failure. Due to the complicated nature of ECMO, patients often require transport to a tertiary care center. This study retrospectively compared the performance of the Cardiohelp™ (Maquet) life support system with a(More)
A METHOD TO IDENTIFY THE SUBPOPULATION OF CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS PATIENTS WHO RESPOND TO HYPOTHERMIA INDUCED PLATELET AGGREGATION Hypothermic temperatures (24–32°C) are routinely reached during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) to reduce the oxygen requirements and to provide a margin of safety for the patient. Despite precautions and advancements in surgical(More)
Major changes in the size, shape and performance of ships will create a severe challenge to the technical skills of ship structural designer. Fortunately, the groundwork has alreadY been laid for the technology required to support him. The na~;re and quality of this technical base is discussed and gaps are identified. The serious need for closing the(More)
INTRODUCTION This was a study of 30 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients to assess the ease of use and preference of four dry powder inhalers -- accuhaler, aerolizer, handihaler, turbohaler -- the accuhaler and turbohaler are multidose devices, whereas the aerolizer and handihaler are single dose devices. METHOD None of the subjects had(More)
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is considered relatively safe in most cases, yet is not complication free. We present a case of an integrated cardiotomy filter obstruction during CPB, requiring circuit reconfiguration. Approximately an hour after uneventful initiation of CPB the integrated cardiotomy filter became obstructed over several minutes, requiring(More)
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