Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation vs. Partial ECCO2R with the Hemolung RAS: Complications and Invasiveness

8 April 2014 White Papers

By ALung Technologies, Inc.

Intubation and mechanical ventilation are the standard method of support for patients suffering from acute respiratory failure. However, the complications associated with intubation and mechanical ventilation are significant and potentially life-threatening. These risks are often not accounted for when considering the risk to benefit profile of using low-flow, partial ECCO2R in COPD patients experiencing an acute exacerbation who are failing support with noninvasive ventilation. The complications and invasiveness of partial ECCO2R and mechanical ventilation are reviewed and compared through an extensive literature review summarized in a new white paper from ALung’s scientific staff.

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