Researchers have created an experimental device that, instead of inhibiting inflammatory proteins in COVID-19 patients, changes the phenotype of circulating white blood cells, helping wean two patients off ECMO.
Lungs and Breathing
ECMO: Last-Resort Life Support Option Helped Majority of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients Survive, Global Study Shows
ECMO outcomes study at experienced centers suggests key role for treating worst-hit patients as pandemic continues.
As more patients are discharged from stressed ICUs, they face multiple problems brought on by the pandemic.
Clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan have published two proof-of-concept papers on new negative pressure environment devices that protect health care workers while treating patients with COVID-19.
3D printing fuels U-M efforts to rapidly increase ventilator capacity while providing each patient on vent support with individually tailored gas pressures and pressure monitoring.