HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Clinical guidelines for blood conservation during cardiac procedures developed

RICHMOND, Va. (May 16, 2007) A team of medical experts led by a Virginia Commonwealth University anesthesiologist and a thoracic surgeon from the University of Kentucky has established a set of clinical guidelines to help physicians decrease the need for blood transfusions in high-risk patients during cardiac operations.

The team, led by Bruce Spiess, M.D., professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the VCU School of Medicine and director of VCURES Shock Research Center, and Victor A. Ferraris, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky's Albert B. Chandler Hospital, developed the guidelines, "Perioperative Blood Transfusion and Blood Conservation in Cardiac Surgery." It appears as a standalone supplement to the May 2007 issue of the The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

"Blood must be viewed as a scarce resource that carries risks and benefits," said Spiess. "This is a huge event for medicine. If these guidelines are adopted by a majority of cardiovascular centers in the world, we can decrease the amount of blood transfusions, blood usage and cost and blood shortages would be less frequent and not occur to such a degree.

"There is very strong evidence that patients who receive more blood have more post operative infection, have more renal failure and have more lung dysfunction," he said.

According to the report, about 15 to 20 percent of patients undergoing cardiac procedures consume more than 80 percent of the blood products transfused at operation.

Ferraris agreed with the great significance of the guidelines.

"The blood conservation practice guidelines generated under the auspices of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons represents a landmark undertaking," he said. "This work should serve as a template for individual cardiothoracic surgeons and for institutions as they manage valuable and scarce blood component resources."

In the analysis, the committe
'"/>

Contact: Malorie Janis
mgjanis@vcu.edu
804-827-0889
Virginia Commonwealth University
16-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Clinical data suggest potential versatility of ALIMTA-based regimens in lung cancer
2. Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative
3. Clinical review -- A psychological approach to the management of irritable bowel syndrome
4. NHLBI Asthma Clinical Research Networks and ALA ACRC Network to present at ATS 2007
5. Clinical trial data for Perforomist Inhalation Solution presented at International ATS Conference
6. Clinical trial data for Perforomist Inhalation Solution to be presented at ATS on May 20, 2007
7. Clinical trial coordinators need more financial conflict-of-interest training
8. Clinical studies evaluate potential treatments for mouth ulcers
9. NIH names Clinical Trial Units for the Microbicide Trials Network
10. Clinical Trials Units selected for newly restructured HIV/AIDS research networks
11. Study in recent issue of Clinical Pediatrics helps pediatricians to understand discipline practices

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... working, both directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well ... early intervention, parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff development. She ...
(Date:8/29/2020)... ... August 29, 2020 , ... When professor and author ... greater ease than most people would. Rather than become melancholic, however, he put together ... on achieving one’s dreams. Randy Pausch took a negative situation and turned it into ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... system designed to help treat patients with respiratory conditions, including COVID-19, while reducing ... helium and oxygen, but it captures exhaled gas and scrubs it free of ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... The Nourished Group set out to continue helping the specialty-diet community connect ... discover new gluten-free products, get coupons, enter giveaways, chat with brands & watch ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... , ... Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to ... a tech-enabled behavioral health and well-being solutions provider. , Synchronous Health, a ... (AI) to increase access and quality of behavioral health services, and Adventist Health, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... today announced the successful completion of their 2020 System and Organizational Controls (SOC) ... HITRUST® interim assessment and MARS-E compliance assessment. These achievements reflect their long-standing commitment ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... analytics, has partnered with Enquire, a leading provider of cloud CRM, marketing automation, ... two organizations' strategic partnership will involve the integration of Trella’s performance intelligence data ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 26, 2020 , ... AseptiScope, a ... Infection Control Company of the Year by MedTech Outlook. , “AseptiScope is ... “For the first time, clinicians who wear gloves on their hands, goggles on their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: