Search Tag: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

ECMO for Adult Respiratory Failure: 2017 Update

2017 04 Jul

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can support severe derangements in gas exchange in both acute and chronic respiratory failure, with data showing potential for improving survival in patients with high rates of morbidity and mortality, according to a review paper to appear in the journal CHEST. The use of ECMO for respiratory failure in adults... Read more

Review of ECMO in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2016 07 Jul

While the role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for in-hospital cardiac arrest has good evidence, the benefit of using it for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is less clear. Favrizio Cirillo, Department for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Cologne, Germany, and colleagues have recently published a... Read more

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Immunocompromised Patients with ARDS

2016 11 Mar

Improved Outcomes of Immunocompromised Patients Admitted to the ICU Immunocompromised patients, who include patients with haematological malignancies (HMs), solid tumours, solid-organ transplants, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or long-term corticosteroid use, are increasingly admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). Their survival has improved... Read more

Extracorporeal Lung Support in Trauma Patients

2016 11 Mar

The rationale, indications and challenges of extracorporeal lung assist in trauma patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome is given on  the basis of clinical and scientific experience. Traumatic lung injury is often present in multiple trauma with a wide spectrum of severity. In a large cohort study, patients with multiple trauma... Read more

European Perfusionists in ECLS/ECMO: Roles & Responsibilities

2016 11 Mar

Since its first clinical use in the 1950s, the set-up and management of the heart-lung machine (HLM) has been the responsibility of the perfusionist, who has a documented competency in every facet of extracorporeal technology because of their theoretical and practical training. In contrast, when this technology leaves the operating room to provide... Read more

Close Monitoring of ECMO Patients with a Patient Dedicated Blood Gas Analyser

2016 11 Mar

In-Line Bedside Blood Gas Analysis Enables Rapid Results For Respiratory Support Management Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an acute support system used to aid heart and lung function in patients with severe respiratory or cardiac failure. Having its origins in the operating theatre, the use of ECMO has now migrated into the ICU.... Read more