extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal

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extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal

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ECCO2R

An infrequently used treatment for severe hypercapnic respiratory failure (high carbon dioxide blood levels with accompanying respiratory acidosis), in which carbon dioxide is swept from venous blood and replaced, typically with oxygen.
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a provider of low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) technologies for treating patients with acute respiratory failure, is participating in the world's first and largest pivotal trial of ECCO2R technology, the company said.
Clinical interest in ECCO2R continues to build as intensive care physicians seek new ways to protect their patients from ventilator-induced lung injury and even from being placed on invasive mechanical ventilation altogether," notes Nick Kuhn, ALung's President and Chief Business Officer.
Patients in the study were provided ECCO2R with the Hemolung RAS to remove retained carbon dioxide.