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Pediatric Perfusion

Pediatric cardiac surgery cases account for only about 5% of all U.S. heart surgeries, but the unique needs of this patient population require highly specialized products and protocols

Information provided on this website is not intended to make claims that the products are safe and effective for any use other than those explicitly described in the Instructions for Use. Clinicians should refer to the Instructions for Use or Owner's Manuals for complete information on the intended use of any product mentioned in this website.

CASE STUDY: Bloodless Surgery for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients
Dave Fitzgerald, CCP, describes how the INOVA Fairfax Hospital team has adopted Jehovahs Witnesses blood management strategies for all patients- adults and pediatric.

STUDY: Children's Hospital Studies New Oxygenator with Integrated Arterial Filter
Joseph Deptula, CCP, Children's Hospital, found that the CAPIOX FX05 Oxygenator significantly reduced CPB prime volumes and surface area while reducing blood donor exposure; all without compromising patient safety.

CASE STUDY: Pediatric Blood Management Program Optimal With 3-Year-Olds
Medical College of Georgia Health Children's Medical Center uses smaller tubing and oxygenator to eliminate 200 ml of prime volume to benefit three-year-old patients.

CASE STUDY: Bloodless Cardiac Surgery is a Team Sport
Ninety percent of patients weighing over 25 kilos have surgery without receiving blood at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Read about its blood management program.

POWERPOINT: The Benefits of Using a Remote Pump System for Children Undergoing Open Heart Surgery
Todd Smyre, CCP, offers his findings on blood conservation using a remote mounted pump for children undergoing open heart surgery at an Optimizing Cardiac Surgery Symposia in April 2005.

ABSTRACT: The CAPIOX RX05 Oxygenator: Pediatric Clinical Observations. Perfusion. 2003;18, 321-323, Tinius, et al.
The authors provide clinical observations on the use of the CAPIOX® BABY RX™ Oxygenator and reducing prime volume in neonate circuits.

ABSTRACT: Xcoating: A New Biopassive Polymer Coating. Canadian Perfusion Canadienne, Volume 11, No 2, June 2001. Schiel, et al.
This paper explains the mechanism and benefits of Xcoating.