Acute respiratory failure

Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is the most common organ failure in intensive care unit (ICU), and is associated with a high mortality rate. Acute respiratory failure is characterized by life-threatening derangements in arterial blood gases and acid-base status. Respiratory failure is classified as either hypercapnic or hypoxemic, although in some cases a patient may be both hypercapnic and hypoxemic at the same time. In the case of hypercapnia, respiratory insufficiency can be considered a ventilatory insufficiency. In fact, this dysfunction is not due to an alveolar membrane damage that inhibits gas exchange but rather it is characterized by a reduction of ventilation that corresponds to a reduction of CO2 elimination, leading to respiratory acidosis.



ProLUNG® is the reference system for LF-ECCO2-R by providing high CO2 removal (VCO2 > 100 ml/min), very low invasiveness, and real-time monitoring of CO2 removal by use of the ProLUNG® Meter.


Extracorporeal support equipment

Blood purification therapies in intensive care units must be supported by safe and reliable systems. EstorFlow® is a safe hemoperfusion system and easy to use for healthcare professionals. Intensa ® is the new multimodal system for Extracorporeal Organ Support (ECOS) in critically ill patients.