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I would appreciate a general explanation on how to do MAHT/UV therapy for a 7 to 10 lb patient using the CHIMP. (ie, if the cuvette itself holds 18 ml of fluid, and the volume of blood in a small cat or dog used is 1 to 2 ml--further diluted 1 part blood to 4 parts normal saline--what is the practical way of getting such a small volume of patient fluid (5 to 10 ml of blood/saline mixture) through the cuvette/CHIMP?
Posted by Rachael Jones
Asked on March 13, 2017 11:01 am

Hello Dr,
When you have a small animal like that, you are going to just dilute the blood more. Alternately, you can withdraw a little more blood (2-3mls). You will fill up the entire volume of the cuvette and use the infusion pump to treat it with UV light as usual. Here is a link that shows how to do this. You can probably fastforward to about 4:50 and start watching there. http://o3vets.com/o3uv-less-than-20-lbs-protocol/

Posted by Jonathan
Answered On March 13, 2017 1:34 pm

I would suggest reviewing the video for the treatment of patients under 20 pounds. The video does a good job of addressing the challenge of smaller patients. You will need to have a total volume of 18-20mls per treatment to avoid air in the cuvette, regardless of how small the patient might be.

Posted by Steven Nichols
Answered On March 13, 2017 1:31 pm