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Hemodialysis is a powerful tool for extracorporeal CO2 removal, because CO2 can be eliminated both as gas and as bicarbonate with blood flow rates as low as 10-15 ml/kg/min. An unsolved problem remains, however: how to make up for the bicarbonate loss. In an animal model we investigated three methods of realkalinisation: a) indirect alkalinisation with(More)
Extracorporeal techniques for respiratory support in the newborn are feasible, as the growth of neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has demonstrated. It has been shown, however, that even in severely damaged lungs, sufficient oxygenation and gas exchange can be maintained only by removing CO2 in an extracorporeal circuit, i.e.,(More)
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