What is Respiratory Dialysis®?
Respiratory Dialysis is a simple, minimally invasive approach to extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) for patients with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure. The Hemolung RAS provides Respiratory Dialysis using a simple extracorporeal circuit, low blood flow rates, and a small veno-venous catheter.
What are the applications for Respiratory Dialysis®?
|Stage||Therapy Goal||Effect of Hemolung CO2 Removal||Example Diseases|
|Pre-ventitator||Prevent intubation and avoid invasive mechanical ventilation||Reduces work of breathing, corrects acidosis and gives patient time to recover from acute de-compensation||Acute exacerbation of COPD|
|Acute on ventilation||Enable lung protective ventilation||Permits de-escalation of ventilator settings while simultaneously correcting acidosis||Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)|