Blood Transfusion Practice in ECMO Patients (Ongoing)

Posted On 2020-10-09 11:09:13

This series on “Blood Transfusion Practice in ECMO Patients” is edited by Dr. Gennaro Martucci from IRCCS-ISMETT (Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione), Italy.

Gennaro Martucci, MD
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, IRCCS-ISMETT (Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione), Palermo, Italy

Gennaro Martucci, M.D., received his medical degree and completed his specialty program in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care in Napoli, Italy. He further trained in anesthesiology and intensive care for specific programs at Catholic University of the Scared Heart, University of Turin, Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Kings’ College and Pope John XXIII Hospital in Bergamo. In 2015 has completed a mentorship under European Society of Intensive care medicine with Karin Amrein. Currently he is a PhD fellow at Maastricht University Medical Center under the supervision of Prof Roberto Lorusso, and Clinical Assistant Professor at UPMC School of Medicine, department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. As clinical activity, since 10 years he is anesthesiologist and intensivist at ISMETT, a hospital in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center International network. The hospital is focused on solid organ transplantation and the support of organ failure. The main topics of interest are liver transplantation either in adults or in pediatrics and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The clinical activity has lead a research interest in the connections between emodynamics, transfusion medicine, metabolism and respiratory support.

He has already carried out an international survey on Hemoglobin trigger for transfusions during veno-venous ECMO under the endorsement of European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and currently he is the PI for the PROTECMO study that has received the 2019 Grant from Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.

Series outline:

  1. Introduction/ Overview of the special series
  2. Anticoagulation Protocols and Impact on Transfusions during ECMO
  3. Guidelines for Transfusion in VA ECMO
  4. Impact of Transfusions on Immune Response and Outcomes in ECMO
  5. Blood Products Different from PRBC in ECMO: Guidelines, Local Protocols and Outcomes
  6. Guidelines for Transfusion in VV ECMO
  7. Transfusion in ECMO: Special Circumstances. When the Indication are broadened
  8. Future Challenges and Perspectives on Blood Transfusion in ECMO

The special series “Blood Transfusion Practice in ECMO Patients” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Blood without any funding or sponsorship. Gennaro Martucci is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the special series.