A 34-year-old woman suffering from severe systemic lupus erythematodus was admitted to the ICU with respiratory failure due to a pneumocystis jirovecii infection resulting in severe hypercapnia which could not be controlled with conventional strategies. A new single catheter-based CO2 removal system was initiated in order to control severe hypercapnia. The case and relevant literature are discussed.

Artificial respiration, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation/instrumentation, Heparin, Pulmonary fibrosis
Netherlands Journal of Critical Care
Department of Intensive Care

Knook, A.H.M, Baak, R, Epker, J, & Bakker, J. (2011). First experiences in the Netherlands with a new single catheter-based veno-venous extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal system. Netherlands Journal of Critical Care, 15(1), 24–26. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/85823