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ICU Management

Extracorporeal Life Support for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

2019 18 Aug

Millions of people with acute respiratory failure are hospitalised every year. Nearly half of these patients require invasive mechanical ventilation. In-hospital mortality in these patients is quite high. Despite the fact that mechanical ventilation is the primary management tool for such patients, it is associated with major complications that increase... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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From multiple organ support therapy to extracorporeal organ support in critically ill patients

2018 16 Mar

The complex nature of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) requires an integrated supportive therapy. Native organs have a continuous crosstalk and have in common in most cases an altered composition of the blood circulating and perfusing them. In this article we describe the concept of extracorporeal organ support (ECOS) for the treatment... Read more