[Limited use of extracorporeal CO2 removal]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 165, (2021), article D5360
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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
SubjectRadboudumc 4: lnfectious Diseases and Global Health RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
Extracorporeal CO2 removal is a low-flow technique in which a pump, a membrane lung and sweepgas, remove CO2 from a patient. This facilitates protective, invasive ventilation in patients with severe hypercapnia, for example in ARDS. Although the physiological concept has been proven many times, the indication area has remained limited to only seriously ill, highly complex patients. Because of this and the relatively high number of contraindications and complications, the use of this technique is limited to Intensive Care.
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