Membrane oxygenator


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Membrane oxygenator

The artificial lung that adds oxygen and removes carbon dioxide.
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In addition, the hospital also has a corporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) support, advanced ventilators and equipment needed to support the children who undergo complex surgeries.
So leptospirosis will be there and we cannot solve this in just a short period of time,' Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (Ecmo) Medical Team Head Dr.
The minimal extracorporeal circulation (MECC) system (Maquet, Hirrlingen, Germany) is a preconnected closed system with a centrifugal pump and a membrane oxygenator. It is a tip-to-tip heparin coated system which needs less than 500 ml priming volume.
Moreover, the total surface area of the membrane oxygenator is doubled, increasing the total amount of C[O.sub.2] removal through the VV-ECMO system.
Postoperatively, the patient returned to the ICU and continued on vasopressors, extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO), and Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP).
FAISALABAD -- Cardiac surgeons of Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology (FIC) have successfully conducted open heart surgery of a female patient by using Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO) first time in the history of Pakistan.
The infantile membrane oxygenator (Xijing Medical Supplies Co., Ltd.) was used intraoperatively.
Cardiopulmonary bypass was established through a cannula inserted in the ascending aorta and right atrium, with non-pulsatile blood flow of approximately 2.4 L/min/m2 associated with moderate hypothermia (32degC) and a membrane oxygenator. Myocardial protection was attained by anterograde blood perfusion at systemic temperature, with a hyperkalemic blood cardioplegia infusion, repeated during 3 minutes every 15 minutes to maintain an average pressure above 70 mmHg at the aortic root.
Due to limited resources and unavailability of a specialized extracorporeal membrane oxygenator machine, the CPB was modified and converted an ECMO.
The blood is pumped through the membrane oxygenator allowing for oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide removal, and this arterialized blood is returned to the systemic circulation through an artery.
The typical ECMO system (venovenous) consists of a reservoir, a blood pump, membrane oxygenator, and heat exchanger.

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