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Table 1 Normalized extracorporeal CO2 elimination (absolute values are given in millilitre per minute). Normalized CO2 elimination was calculated by normalizing the partial pressure of carbon dioxide before the membrane lung to 45 mmHg. Values are given as mean with standard deviation

From: Impact of sweep gas flow on extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R)

  Sweep gas flow 2 L/min Sweep gas flow 4 L/min Sweep gas flow 6 L/min Sweep gas flow 8 L/min
ML surface 0.4m2
 BF 300 mL/min 20.1 ± 2.9 23.3 ± 3.2 23.2 ± 2.3 23.7 ± 3.7
 BF 600 mL/min 27.8 ± 5.8 32.2 ± 6.9 32.0 ± 7.6 32.0 ± 6.6
 BF 900 mL/min 34.8 ± 4.9 37.7 ± 8.7 41.7 ± 4.5 41.4 ± 6.3
ML surface 0.8m2
 BF 300 mL/min 23.8 ± 2.8 26.3 ± 4.7 27.0 ± 4.3 27.4 ± 3.0
 BF 600 mL/min 39.4 ± 4.1 43.4 ± 5.0 45.2 ± 6.1 46.3 ± 6.4
 BF 900 mL/min 54.9 ± 8.5 62.1 ± 12.1 66.3 ± 11.9 69.8 ± 14.1
 BF 1200 mL/min 66.6 ± 6.4 73.8 ± 4.9 77.4 ± 7.2 82.3 ± 9.0
 BF 1500 mL/min 70.2 ± 6.6 81.5 ± 7.5 93.2 ± 10.2 92.4 ± 7.6
 BF 1800 mL/min 74.5 ± 11.0 93.3 ± 8.4 100.0 ± 11.0 100.9 ± 12.0