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Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) recently developed a phototherapy strategy that was highly effective in removing carbon dioxide (CO) in rats and improving the animals’ health.
“Whenever CO intoxication is associated with lung injury, current treatment with pure oxygen is ineffective and sometimes even dangerous,” said lead author Luca Zazzeron, M.D., a clinical fellow in anaesthesia at MGH.
The researchers developed a device that combines phototherapy with a “membrane oxygenator” — an artificial membrane that allows oxygenation of the blood and removal of CO when blood is passed through it — and they tested the device in a rat model of CO poisoning, with and without…READ MORE