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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
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Minerva Anestesiologica 2002 May;68(5):387-91

SMART 2002 Milan, May 29-31, 2002 

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Pumpless extracorporeal lung assist using an arterio-venous shunt. Applications and limitations

Liebold A., Philipp A., Kaiser M., Merk J., Schmid F.-X., Birnbaum D. E.

From the University of Regensburg Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Internal Medicine Regensburg, Germany

We ­report the use of a pump­less extra­cor­po­real ­lung ­assist (­PECLA) in 70 ­patients ­with ­severe pul­mo­nary fail­ure of var­i­ous caus­es. The ­device was ­used ­under res­cue con­di­tions in ­patients ­with pre­served car­diac func­tion. By estab­lish­ing a ­shunt ­between femo­ral ­artery and ­vein ­using the arte­rio-­venous pres­sure gra­di­ent as the driv­ing ­force for the ­blood ­flow ­through the oxy­gen­a­tor, ­PECLA ­proved to be extreme­ly effec­tive in ­terms of oxy­gen­a­tion and car­bon diox­ide remov­al.

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