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October 23, 1967

Membrane Oxygenator-Dialyzer for the Newborn: A Possible Adjunct in the Management of Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the departments of obstetrics (Dr. Chamberlain), medicine (Dr. Lee), and chemical pathology (Dr. Ames), King's College Hospital, London. Dr. Chamberlain is now at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC; Dr. Lee at the Royal Infirmary, Manchester; and Dr. Ames at Lewisham Hospital, London.

JAMA. 1967;202(4):302-304. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130170102017

Preliminary work with an extracorporeal gas-exchanging dialyzing circuit using a membrane oxygenator principle gave promising results with animals and fetal humans. Respiratory and metabolic acidosis could be corrected, and the system might be considered as an addition to, and not a substitution for, current therapeutic methods in the management of respiratory distress syndrome.