Search Tag: ECMO

ICU Management


2023 15 Feb

There is increasing evidence supporting the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients that do not respond to maximal medical therapy. ARDS can occur in some COVID-19 patients who are hospitalised, and ECMO can be utilised as a treatment option in some cases. Using ECMO can help... Read more

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Quality of Life, Costs, Economic Evaluation in ECMO

2022 23 Nov

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) refers to mechanical support in patients for heart or lung function during cardiopulmonary failure. ECMO is used when conventional treatments have failed. As per the international guideline of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), ECMO should be considered when the estimated mortality risk is... Read more

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Response to PEEP in COVID-19 ARDS With & Without ECMO

2022 05 Jul

There have been conflicting results concerning lung recruitability of COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and the use of techniques derived from changes in respiratory mechanics and/or gas exchange in response to positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) increase. Various factors may explain the heterogeneity of reports regarding recruitability... Read more

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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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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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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