Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) systems have gained clinical appeal as the supplemental therapy in the treatment of acute and chronic respiratory injuries with low tidal volume or non-invasive ventilation. We have developed an ultra-low-flow ECCO2R device (ULFED) capable of operating at blood flows comparable to renal hemodialysis (250 mL/min). Comparable operating conditions allow use of minimally invasive dialysis cannulation strategies with potential for direct integration to existing dialysis circuitry1.
1. An ExtraCorporeal Carbon Dioxide Removal (ECCO2R) Device Operating at Hemodialysis Blood Flow Rates.
Jeffries RG, Lund L, Frankowski B, Federspiel WJ.
Intensive Care Med Exp. 2017 Sep 6;5(1):41