Retrospective analysis comparing hollow fiber and silicone membrane oxygenators for neonates on ECMO

Brian Mejak, Carmen Giacomuzzi, Eileen Heller, Xiaomang You, Ross Ungerleider, Irving Shen

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There is little information showing the use of microporous polypropylene hollow fiber oxygenators during extracorporeal life support (ECLS). Recent surveys have shown increasing use of these hollow fibers amongst ECLS centers in the United States. We performed a retrospective analysis comparing the Terumo BabyRx hollow fiber oxygenator to the Medtronic 800 silicone membrane oxygenator on 14 neonatal patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The aim of this study was to investigate the similarities and differences when comparing pressure drops, prime volumes, oxygenator endurance, and gas transfer capabilities between the two groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Extra-Corporeal Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007



  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Hollow fiber
  • Oxygenator
  • Silicone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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