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Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Lung Assist Device (Novalung) in H1N1 Patients.
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PMID:  21554392     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract  We present three patients with severe respiratory failure secondary to H1N1 influenza type A pneumonitis, in whom hypercapnia and respiratory acidosis were not controlled by the conventional mechanical lung ventilation or high-frequency oscillatory ventilation. Use of a pumpless arteriovenous extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal device (Novalung™, Inspiration Healthcare Ltd, Leicester, UK) resulted in reduced carbon dioxide levels, improved pH, and a reduction in inspiratory pressures, allowing for a less-harmful ventilator strategy. These cases demonstrate that the Novalung is a safe and effective device to use in patients with H1N1 pneumonitis refractory to the conventional therapy and may be an alternative to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in selected cases. (J Card Surg 2011;**:***-***).
Philip Johnson; Stephen Fröhlich; Andrew Westbrook
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-9
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Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland Department of Critical Care, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar, Ireland.
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