Updates on Respiratory Dialysis – October 2014
The latest news and developments related to extracorporeal CO2 removal and the Hemolung RAS.
New Case Report: Use of Respiratory Dialysis to Enable Lung Protective Ventilation in a Patient with Moderate ARDS due to Crush Syndrome from a Mining Accident
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 ventilate in the days following amputation of his severely crushed left leg. He was transferred from a regional hospital to Wroclaw University Hospital for ECMO consideration. However, the primary difficulty in providing respiratory support was not oxygenation but rather carbon dioxide (CO2) removal. Instead of ECMO, the patient was treated with low-flow respiratory dialysis using the Hemolung RAS. With flows of 400-500 mL/min through a single, 15.5 French venous cannula, the Hemolung was successfully utilized to enable significant reduction of the high peak inspiratory pressures needed to normalize the patients pH and carbon dioxide tension and prevent ventilator-induced lung injury. Read More…
Webinar Replay: Introduction to Respiratory Dialysis – Physiology of Extracorporeal CO2 Removal
If you missed the first part of our online course “Introduction to Respiratory Dialysis – From Physiology to Practice,” you can now view it on alung.com. In this program, ECCO2R expert Dr. Vito Fanelli presents the physiology of CO2 clearance in critical care followed by a discussion of indications for extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R). View the webinar…
Next Webinar: Respiratory Dialysis – Applications in Acute Exacerbation of COPD
Be sure to register for the second part of our online course “Introduction to Respiratory Dialysis: Applications in Acute Exacerbation of COPD,” to be presented by Dr. Vito Fanelli on Oct 30, 2014 3:00 PM CET
Register at: alung.com/2014webinar
Respiratory Dialysis Therapy Guide
You can view and download the PDF here
The New Hemolung Registry
We recently revised our registry form, aligning it with the ELSO Registry data collection and dramatically reducing the time required to enter data. We encourage all Hemolung RAS users to consider contributing their cases to the registry. Participants will be provided access to the data in forthcoming reports.
The NEW Hemolung Registry form is available online at: alung.com/registry
Recent Report in Critical Care Medicine
A recent report in Critical Care Medicine title, “Extracorporeal CO2 Removal in Hypercapnic Patients at Risk of Noninvasive Ventilation Failure: A Matched Cohort Study With Historical Control” by Drs. Ranieri and Nava shows positive results using ECCO2R to avoid intubation and mechanical ventilation in COPD patients failing NIV.
View online at: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25230375
Opportunities for ECCO2R Education
October 14: Regional ECCO2R Workshop in Göppingen, Germany. More info…
November 4th: ECCO2R Symposium in Marseille, France. More info…
November 24th: ECCO2R Symposium in Paris, France. More info…
December 3th: The role of ECCO2R in Modern Intensive Care in conjunction with the DIVI meeting in Hamburg, Germany. More info…
Learn more about these and other upcoming events at alung.com/events.
Connect with us!
If you’d like to learn more about the Hemolung RAS, discuss ECCO2R, or anything else, please send us an email and we can set up a time to talk. It would be great to hear from you and connect. We will also be attending most of the major intensive care meetings and would be happy to meet you at one of these events as well.