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Initial clinical experience with Dideco Kids D100 neonatal oxygenator

Napoleone, Carlo Pace; Oppido, Guido; Angeli, Emanuela; Shekho, Nazar; De Toni, Erika; Bruzzi, Franco; Gargiulo, Gaetano

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: July 2008 - Volume 9 - Issue 7 - p 716–718
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e3282f3a1ca
Short communication

We describe our initial clinical experience with the new hollow fibre membrane oxygenator Dideco Kids D100, used in five patients with a mean age of 21 ± 28 days. The priming volume is 31 ml with a membrane surface area of 0.22 m2. Data were compared with those deriving from five patients treated with Dideco D901 Lilliput 1 oxygenator. Among patients treated by the new Dideco Kids D100 oxygenator, priming volume was significantly reduced and an easier blood gas delivery was evident.

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Received 3 August, 2007

Accepted 23 October, 2007

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