Mechanical Extracorporeal Cardio-Respiratory Supports in General Thoracic Surgery

Posted On 2021-04-28 17:14:08

This series on “Mechanical Extracorporeal Cardio-Respiratory Supports in General Thoracic Surgery” is edited by:
- Andrea Dell’Amore, Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascula Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy;
- Nizar Asadi, Division of Thoracic Surgery, The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Harefield Hospital, London, UK

The application of Extra-Corporeal Life Supports (ECLS) has been increasing in the last few years. Historically, extracorporeal circulation was introduced for the management of severe intraoperative hemorrhagic complications resulting in extremely poor outcomes. However, with further application of these devices in lung transplantation, thoracic surgeons have gained more experience becoming more confidence in the management of extracorporeal circulation especially in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

Mechanical cardiorespiratory supports in general thoracic surgeon
Andrea Dell’Amore1, Nizar Asadi2

Original Article
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for postoperative complications in general thoracic surgery: a ten years experience of a university referral centre
Guido Di Gregorio, Nicolò Sella, Pia Ferrigno, Annalisa Boscolo, Demetrio Pittarello, Federico Rea, Paolo Navalesi, Andrea Dell’Amore

Pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary artery hypertension
Sofia Martin-Suarez, Gregorio Gliozzi, Antonio Loforte, Fabio Niro, Mariafrancesca Fiorentino, Giulio Giovanni Cavalli, Massimiliano Palazzini, Francesco Saia, Niccolò Barbera, Marco La Monaca, Nazzareno Galiè, Davide Pacini

Surgical Technique
Surgical treatment of acute pulmonary embolism: a modified surgical technique to avoid deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest
Emanuele Pilato, Giuseppe Comentale

Review Article
Carinal resection and reconstruction with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari

Cardiopulmonary bypass and cancer dissemination and progression: myth reality, enigma, puzzle?
Li Siyuan, Danilo Tadao Wada, Paulo Roberto Barbosa Evora

Surgical treatment of locally advanced T4 non small cell lung cancer with mechanical circulatory support
Giuseppe Mangiameli, Emanuele Voulaz, Alberto Testori, Umberto Cariboni, Marco Alloisio

Non-elective thoracic surgery in patients supported by veno-venous (VV) or veno-arterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Michael Ried, Laura Sommerauer, Till Markowiak, Sigrid Wiesner, Thomas Mueller, Alois Philipp, Christoph Unterbuchner, Marcus Creutzenberg, Dirk Lunz, Hans-Stefan Hofmann

Anesthesiological management of major thoracic surgery with intraoperative ECMO support in adults
Stephan Ziegeler, Stefan Fischer

Indications, timing and coagulation management for tracheostomy during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
Massimo Baiocchi, Maria Benedetto, Vittorio Ferrari

Additional pulmonary resection after pneumonectomy under ECMO support: a narrative review and representative case report
Dominik V. Flury, Sarah A. Deckarm, Gregor J. Kocher, Ralph A. Schmid, Jon A. Lutz

Cannulation strategies for intraoperative mechanical cardio- respiratory support in general thoracic surgery
João Santos Silva, Jorge Pinheiro Santos, Paulo Almeida Calvinho, Anne Olland, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz

Airway surgery in children under extracorporeal circulatory support
Arun Beeman, Madhavan Ramaswamy, Alex Robertson, James Ip, Nagarajan Muthialu
[To be supplemented]

The series “Mechanical Extracorporeal Cardio-Respiratory Supports in General Thoracic Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Andrea Dell’Amore and Nizar Asadi are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.