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doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e318199c167
Respiratory Support

Clinical Design Functions: Round Table Discussions on the Bioengineering of Liquid Ventilators

Costantino, Maria Laura*; Micheau, Philippe†; Shaffer, Thomas H.‡; Tredici, Stefano§; Wolfson, Marla R.¶

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Abstract

During the 6th International Symposium on Perfluorocarbon Application and Liquid Ventilation, a round table discussion on bioengineering was held in which different experts shared their opinions and experiences about the use of a total liquid ventilator design for clinical applications. To structure the discussion, all experts were invited to contribute their knowledge within the context of three matrixes related to the liquid ventilators: 1) function and technology, 2) ventilation modes, and 3) risk analyses. The outcome of this international conference recommends continued development of a total liquid ventilator toward clinical applications.

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