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#ISICEM21 - ECMO for COVID-19

2021 01 Sep

At the 40th ISICEM International Symposium on Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine this week, Professor Alain Combes of Sorbonne University, Paris, talked about treating COVID-19 patients with the most severe forms of cardiac and respiratory failure.   Prof Combes talked about his experience during the pandemic and presented his research that compared... Read more

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Prone Positioning During ECMO for ARDS

2021 17 Aug

There is sufficient evidence to show that prone positioning improves oxygenation and respiratory mechanics and is also associated with lower mortality in patients with moderate to severe ARDS. However, some patients can develop refractory hypoxaemia and hypercapnia that could require the use of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO)... Read more

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Critically Ill COVID-19 Patient on ECMO Successfully Survived Lung Transplant

2021 02 Jul

As a cardiac surgeon with extensive experience of lung transplantations, Dr. Wojciech Karolak is used to performing complicated procedures. However, a recent case involving a critically ill female COVID-19 patient on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) became an extraordinary lifesaving experience. “The lung transplant cured the patient,... Read more

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ECMO for COVID-19

2021 22 Jun

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used in patients with COVID-19 who develop severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ECMO has previously been used in other infectious outbreaks, including the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak.   The Extracorporeal Life Support... Read more

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ECMO, Mortality and ARDS

2021 01 Feb

An in-depth analysis was conducted in Germany to evaluate whether mortailty in Germany in Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) therapy differed from previously reported literature.  Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a critical component of intensive care therapy. There are various conditions that require the use of ECLS. The term ECLS encompasses... Read more

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ISICEM e-Day - ECMO

2021 13 Apr

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ECMO becomes crucial therapy in battle against COVID-19 in Europe - Xenios consoles as lifesavers

2020 30 Apr

As the coronavirus spreads and infections with COVID-19 further increase throughout Europe, ECMO therapy turns out to be a necessary option for patients with severe courses.    Xenios AG , a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care, provides ECMO consoles that can be used for the treatment of patients who develop severe pneumonia and ARDS with lung... Read more

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#CoronavirusOutbreak: Caring for the Critically Ill - Trends, Treatment and Mortality

2020 16 Mar

COVID-19 is associated with severe disease requiring intensive care in approximately 5% of proven infections. As with similar outbreaks in the past, including SARS, MERS, A(H7N9), and H1N1, critical care continues to be an integral component of the global response to Coronavirus. You might also like :  Coronavirus and the Potential Role of ECMO... Read more

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Coronavirus and the Potential Role of ECMO

2020 26 Feb

The relatively new coronavirus has already infected thousands of patients in China and is now rapidly spreading globally. Many countries have already reported cases of coronavirus and the WHO has declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a public health emergency and has released preliminary guidelines on management of patients.  Most reports... Read more

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Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in OHCA

2019 14 Nov

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) without return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) despite conventional resuscitation is common and has poor outcomes. Adding extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (extracorporeal-CPR) is increasingly used in an attempt to improve outcomes. A new study analysed a prospective... Read more