liquid ventilation


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liquid ventilation

an experimental means of ventilating lungs suffering from severe injury, through use of O2 and CO2 dissolved in perfluorocarbons in a liquid, thus (theoretically) decreasing the incidence of atelectasis and other problems.

liquid ventilation

A ventilatory technique used to treat both premature infants with surfactant-deficient lungs and adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
See also: ventilation
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The Company has under development a blood substitute, a liquid ventilation product and an implantable glucose sensor.
The company has under development a perfluorocarbon therapeutic oxygen carrier and liquid ventilation product (Oxycyte(R)) and has out-licensed an implantable glucose sensor.
The New York facility had been utilized by Alliance to manufacture LiquiVent(R), a product that was recently evaluated in a Phase 2-3 clinical trial as a partial liquid ventilation treatment for adult patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.