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Hemodynamic Assessment of Hollow-Fiber Membrane Oxygenators Using Computational Fluid Dynamics in Heterogeneous Membrane Models

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used clinically for more than 40 years as a bridge to transplantation, with hollow-fiber membrane (HFM) oxygenators gaining in popularity due to their high gas transfer and low flow resistance.... ...In this study, the blood flow through two HFM oxygenators, including the commercially-available iLA® MiniLung Petite Novalung (Xenios AG, Germany) and an experimental one for the rat animal model, was modelled using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), with a view to assessing the magnitude and distribution of the shear stress on the wall of the hollow fibers and flow fields in the oxygenators... … developed, which comprised a flow meter (Model 501, Carolina Medical Electronics, NC, US), heat exchanger and temperature controller (HE9991, Vivitro Labs, Victoria, CA), centrifugal pump (Medtronic Bio-Medicus 520C Bio …

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