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Part I. The Development of the First Successful Heart-Lung Machine
In 1931, after witnessing the death of a patient from pulmonary embolectomy, Dr. John Gibbon had an idea for a machine that could take deoxygenated blood, oxygenate it, and pump it back into theExpand
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Controlled clinical trial of a novel hemostatic agent in cardiac surgery
Abstract Background: . We performed a prospective randomized trial to compare FloSeal Matrix (Fusion Medical Technologies, Inc, Mountain View, CA), a gelatin-based hemostatic sealant, withExpand
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Advances in mechanical bridge to heart transplantation
transplantation have improved the quality of life and decreased the morbidity and mortality in patients awaiting transplant. The use of VADs for long term support has been shown to be feasible and toExpand
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Implantation of the Thoratec Ventricular Assist Device
months of mechanical ventricular support, allowing removal of the VAD. 2 Long-term studies of patients with the Thoratec VAD who recovered and were weaned from the device showed that 1- and 5-yearExpand
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Operation of the yield estimation subsystem
The organization and products of the yield estimation subsystem (YES) are described with particular emphasis on meteorological data acquisition, yield estimation, crop calendars, weekly weatherExpand
Methods for Blood Usage Reduction During Cardiac Surgery
Historically, blood transfusion requirements during cardiac surgery have been related to problems involving the usage of heart-lung bypass. Heat exchangers caused viscosity changes and slugging whichExpand
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Teachers' Preferences for Continuing Education Activities.
The need for continuing education (CE) programs is widely acknowledged in the professional arena. Business, government, industry, and education recognize the need for programs that keep pace withExpand