Susan Jones Englert

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Autologous platelet gel (APG) was developed in the early 1990s as a byproduct of platelet-rich plasma sequestration during cardiac surgery. Although APG has been approved for postoperative healing, there have been no published studies that evaluate the effects of APG on sternal healing postcardiopulmonary bypass. The purpose for this study was to examine(More)
A 51-year-old male patient with 3+ aortic insufficiency, hepatitis C, osteomyelitis right foot, and a preoperative platelet count 1.3 million/mm3 required cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Essential thrombocythemia is a relatively unknown entity with the utilization of CPB. After consulting with the surgeon, an anesthesiologist and another perfusionist, a team(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the application of platelet gel (PG) on cardiac surgery wound incisions would promote wound healing and reduce the subsequent incidence of postoperative infections, thereby decreasing the length of hospital stay and hospital costs. Previous work has shown increased incisional healing effect among coronary(More)
The investigators examined the effect of infusing continuously warmed (ie, 37.0 degrees C [98.6 degrees F]) i.v. fluids in two groups of middle-aged female patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures. They hypothesized that increasing i.v. fluid temperature during surgery would decrease patients' risk for hypothermia. One group of patients(More)
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