ECCO2R | definition of ECCO2R by Medical dictionary
extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (redirected from ECCO2R)
extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal,
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.