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Alexander Hermann et Alexander Hermann, MPHIntensive Care Unit 13i2

Department of Medicine I
Position: Doctor-in-training

ORCID: 0000-0001-6103-7884
T +43 1 40400 44920

Further Information


Assisted Circulation; Emergency Medicine; Extracorporeal Circulation; Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation; Hypercapnia; Intensive Care; Intensive Care Units; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Research interests

Main Research Focus: Extracorporeal Gas Exchange (veno-venous, veno-arterial and hybrid ECMO, pumpless and pump-driven ECCO2-R), ARDS, hyparcapnic/hypoxic lung failure, Sepsis

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Different ECLS strategies (veno-venous, veno-arterial, arterio-venous, veno-veno-arterial), several cannulation techniques (percutaneous, open cutdown), modes of operation (pumpless, pump-driven) depending on therapy goal (oxygenation, decarboxylation, hemodynamic support, combined respiratory and circulatory support).

Selected publications

  1. Hermann, A. et al., 2015. A novel pump-driven veno-venous gas exchange system during extracorporeal CO2-removal. Intensive Care Medicine, 41(10), pp.1773-1780. Available at:
  2. Hermann, A. et al., 2014. First Experience With a New Miniaturized Pump-Driven Venovenous Extracorporeal CO2 Removal System (iLA Activve). ASAIO Journal, 60(3), pp.342-347. Available at:
  3. Hermann, A. & Staudinger, T., 2016. Discrepancy between blood gas concentration measurements and carbon dioxide removal rate: response to comments by Du et al. Intensive Care Medicine, 42(8), pp.1310-1311. Available at:
  4. Hermann, A. et al., 2015. Determinants of gas exchange during extracorporeal CO2 removal using a novel pump-driven venovenous gas exchange system in a minimally invasive setting. Critical Care, 19(Suppl 1), p.P274. Available at: