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BACKGROUND Whether early percutaneous tracheotomy in patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation can shorten mechanical ventilation duration and lower mortality remains controversial. OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes of severely ill patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation randomly assigned to early percutaneous tracheotomy or(More)
The frequency of neurological events and their impact on patients receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) are unknown. We therefore study the epidemiology, risk factors, and impact of cerebral complications occurring in VV-ECMO patients. Observational study conducted in a tertiary referral center (2006–2012) on patients developing(More)
For patients who present with an out-of-hospital refractory cardiac arrest, in-hospital extracorporeal life-support (ECLS) initiation represents an alternative therapy which allows significant survival. We describe here the first case of out-of-hospital ECLS implantation in a patient presenting with a refractory cardiac arrest during a road race. ECLS was(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) is an emerging intervention for the treatment of high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis and coexisting illnesses. We report the results of a prospective multicenter study of the French national transcatheter aortic-valve implantation registry, FRANCE 2. METHODS All TAVIs performed in(More)
AIMS Temporary circulatory support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is often the only alternative for supporting patients with refractory cardiogenic shock (RCS). In practice, this strategy is limited to a small minority of patients hospitalized in tertiary-care centres with ECMO programs. The cardiac-RESCUE program was designed to test the(More)
OBJECTIVE Primary graft failure (PGF) is a major risk factor for death after heart transplantation. We investigated the predictive risk factors for severe PGF that require extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) circulatory support after cardiac transplantation. METHODS Between January 2003 and December 2008, 402 adult patients underwent isolated(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to optimize the latest generation venovenous (vv)-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)-circuit configuration and settings based on the evaluation of blood oxygenation and CO2 removal determinants in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on ultraprotective mechanical ventilation. METHODS Blood(More)
To describe the characteristics, outcomes, and risk factors associated with poor outcome of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO)-treated patients with refractory shock post-cardiac arrest. We retrospectively analyzed data collected prospectively (March 2007–January 2015) in a 26-bed tertiary hospital intensive care unit. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate hemodynamic and functional changes of the failed left ventricle by Velocity Vector Imaging (VVI) and tissue Doppler, 22 patients with cardiogenic shock supported by extracorporeal life support (ECLS) were imaged during ECLS output variations inducing severe load manipulations. METHODS The following data were acquired: (1) mean(More)
AIM Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has become an alternative to surgery in higher risk patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis. The aim of the ADVANCE study was to evaluate outcomes following implantation of a self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve system in a fully monitored, multi-centre 'real-world' patient population in highly experienced(More)