Journal article

Experience with the Jostra Rotaflow and Quadrox(D) oxygenator for ECMO

S Horton, C Thuys, M Bennett, S Augustin, M Rosenberg, C Brizard

PERFUSION-UK | ARNOLD, HODDER HEADLINE PLC | Published : 2004

Abstract

Since April 1988, we have been able to offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to patients who are either failing ventilation or who need cardiopulmonary support following cardiac surgery. During this time, we have supported 211 patients, the majority of whom have been supported with the Avecor (Affinity, Avecor Cardiovascular Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) spiral wound silicone-membrane oxygenator. Microporous hollow-fibre oxygenators have been used (18%) at our center. However, due to their early failure, they have necessitated conversion to a device that potentially would last for the entire ECMO course, i.e., Avecor and, subsequently, have not been used routinely until the introduc..

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