Early experience of low flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal in management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure

Dr. Ravi Tiruvoipati presented the initial Australian experience with low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (Hemolung RAS) at the 2015 Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) meeting. Early experience of low flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal in management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure from alungtech (read more)

Ultra-low tidal volumes and extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (Hemolung RAS) in ARDS patients. A clinical feasibility study.

Ultra-low tidal volumes and extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (Hemolung RAS) in ARDS patients. A clinical feasibility study FJ Parrilla*, L Bergesio, H Aguirre-Bermeo, JC Suarez, P López, I Morán, J Mancebo From ESICM LIVES 2015 Berlin, Germany. 3-7 October 2015 Summary: Objective: To evaluate the effect of extracorporeal CO2 removal in ARDS during ultraprotective ventilation in terms of (read more)

University of Maryland Second in USA to use Hemolung RAS

Hemolung RAS used under emergency use rules to facilitate extubation and lung recovery in a patient with COPD due to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. (read more)

Use of Respiratory Dialysis to Enable Lung Protective Ventilation in a Patient with Moderate ARDS due to Crush Syndrome from a Mining Accident: A case report

24 September 2014 User Reports

Dr. Jakub Smiechowicz, Dr. Barbara Barteczko Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland This report describes the case of a 41 year old male copper mine worker who developed moderate acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after being crushed and buried by falling stones in a mine accident. The patient became septic and difficult to (read more)

Use of the Hemolung RAS to enable lung protective ventilation in a prior lung transplant patient unable to be extubated following orthopedic surgery: A case report

27 June 2014 User Reports

Susanne Ilkjær, MD, PhD, Reinholdt H. Jensen, MD, and Elisabeth Eggen Århus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark The need to facilitate lung protective ventilation is most commonly associated with the treatment of patients with ARDS, however, there are a many unique cases of acute respiratory failure where lung protective ventilation is necessary but made difficult by retention of (read more)

Low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal to enable reduced airway pressures in a ventilated patient with a persistent air leak

16 May 2014 User Reports

Pr. Gilles Capellier and Dr. Loïc Barrot Critical Care and Emergency Department, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire Hôpital Jean Minjoz (Besançon) This report describes the case of a 45 year old male who was admitted to a peripheral hospital in respiratory distress, where he was diagnosed with a tuberculosis infection, pulmonary embolism (PE), and pneumothorax. The patient (read more)

Management of severe hypercapnia post cardiac arrest with extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal

8 April 2014 User Reports

The case report of a patient with severe COPD awaiting lung transplantation, who was hospitalized and intubated following at-home cardiac arrest, was recently published in the March, 2014 issue of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. In this report, Dr. Ravi Tiruvoipati (Melbourne, Australia) describes the use of the Hemolung RAS to provide supplemental CO2 removal when (read more)

Ultra-protective and independent lung ventilation enabled by minimally invasive extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal: A case report

5 March 2014 User Reports

Vito Fanelli, MD University Hospital of Molinette San Giovanni Battista of Torino, Italy This report describes a unique case of a difficult-to-ventilate patient with severe drug poisoning resulting in coma and aspiration pneumonia of the right lung. There was a large difference between the size and compliance of the right versus left lung due to a prior right lung (read more)

Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal with the Hemolung RAS to avoid intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation in an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A case report

16 January 2014 Recent News, User Reports

Hergen Buscher, MD Sydney, Australia This case report describes the use of extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) to successfully avoid intubation and mechanical ventilation in an 59-year old man who was experiencing an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Invasive mechanical ventilation was considered undesirable due to the potential prognosis of long-term ventilator (read more)

Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal in status asthmaticus: A case report

16 January 2014 Recent News, User Reports

Ravi Tiruvoipati, MD Melbourne, Australia This case report describes the use of extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) in a 44-year-old man who presented to a regional public hospital’s emergency department with status asthmaticus and subsequently failed conventional therapy. ECCO2R with the Hemolung RAS was successfully utilized to stabilize the patient, correcting hypercapnia and permitting a (read more)