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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.

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ProLUNG®

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.

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Extracorporeal support equipment

Blood purification therapies in intensive care units must be supported by safe and reliable systems. We propose EstorFlow® as a safe hemoperfusion system and easy-to-use for healthcare professionals.