Assessment of oxygen transfer in membrane oxygenators during clinical cardiopulmonary bypass.


Although functional replacement of the heart and lungs by a pump and oxygenator is a widespread surgical procedure, no widely accepted technique for describing gas exchange in oxygenators exists. In this study, 8 types of commercially available membrane oxygenator (2 flat sheet membrane, 4 gas in hollow fibre membrane and 2 blood in hollow fibre membrane… (More)