Physiological and Clinical Aspects of Oxygenator Design documents the proceedings of the Seminar on Advances in Oxygenator Design held at Rungstedgaard in Copenhagen, on 15-20 June 1975. It has been the triple purpose of this seminar to promote interdisciplinary contact between European scientists in the field of extracorporeal oxygenation, to give a picture of the state of the art, and to give indications for the trends for future research. This volume is organized into seven parts. Part I contains papers on the dimensional conditions for oxygenators. Part II presents studies on oxygenator construction. Part III is devoted to experimental methods of oxygenation. The presentations in Part IV focus on hematological aspects such as the microrheology of erythrocytes and platelets, and the effect of unphysiological blood flow on circulating cells. Part V deals with tissue factors, including oxygen consumption at the cellular level. Part VI covers measurements during extracorporeal circulation. Part VII discusses compatibility problems of foreign surfaces, covering materials from membrane oxygenators and approaches to blood-compatible materials.