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Minerva Anestesiologica 2011 March;77(3):375-7

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Unexpected effects on arterial oxygenation during reduction in oxygen flow via a pumpless lung assist system

Lange J. 1, Heiss M. 1, Wappler F. 2, Sakka S. G. 2

1 Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University Hospital of Witten/Herdecke, Medical Center Cologne-Merheim, Germany; 2 Department of Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Witten/Herdecke, Medical Centre Cologne-Merheim, Germany


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The authors describe the effect of marked increase in PaO2 in a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome and treatment by a pumpless extracorporeal lung assist following reduction in oxygen sweep flow.

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