Extracorporele CO2-verwijdering beperkt toegepast

Translated title of the contribution: Limited use of extracorporeal CO2 removal

Femke A Intven, Alexander J Bindels, Johannes G van der Hoeven, Leo M A Heunks

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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.

Translated title of the contributionLimited use of extracorporeal CO2 removal
Original languageDutch
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021

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