The unholy alliance between extracorporeal circuitry and transfusion medicine: characterising inflammation and injury [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Also known as: ECMO and Blood Transfusion

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Researchers: A/Pr Andreas Schibler A/Pr Yoke Lin Fung Prof Benjamin Bidstrup Prof Denise Jackson (Participant) Prof John Fraser (Principal investigator)
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Brief description Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a heart/lung machine that replaces blood CO2 with oxygen, giving organs a chance to rest after injury due to infection or trauma. It saved many lives in the swine flu outbreak. Blood moving across foreign surfaces causes inflammation, cell injury and a need for transfusions. This study aims to identify which part of the ECMO causes injury and how. This will to improve survival rates of the most severe forms of cardiac and respiratory disease.

Funding Amount $AUD 953,818.09

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