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Evaluation of extracorporeal perfusion catheters using a standardized measurement technique--the M-number.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1854554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cannulas used for extracorporeal circulating devices are made in many shapes and sizes. Side hole placement, length, and wall thickness can make the pressure-flow characteristics of catheters with similar French sizes quite different in their actual performance. A single value, the M-number, has been developed that describes the pressure-flow characteristics of an individual cannula. This number can be used to compare catheters and assess their potential utility for given bypass requirements. The M-numbers for commonly used catheters that are placed by extrathoracic dissections are determined. Clinical situations are presented that demonstrate applications of the M-number.
J M Sinard; S I Merz; M D Hatcher; J P Montoya; R H Bartlett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO transactions / American Society for Artificial Internal Organs     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0889-7190     ISO Abbreviation:  ASAIO Trans     Publication Date:    1991 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-26     Completed Date:  1991-08-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8611947     Medline TA:  ASAIO Trans     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 48109.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Peripheral*
Catheters, Indwelling
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / instrumentation*

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