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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

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Lung Recruitment in Patients with Severe ARDS

2019 30 Aug

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects up to 10% of patients in the ICU. Typical symptoms of ARDS include an increase in lung weight and a reduction of aerated lung tissue. For the treatment of ARDS alveolar recruitment is key, however, this has not yet been shown to benefit severe ARDS cases. It has been suggested that lung recruitment... Read more

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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

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2018 16 Oct

Shock is an emergency, and if it is not treated, it will mostly be fatal. Early intervention and admission to the ICU is essential. Our cover story considers several aspects of shock, including pathophysiology and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, as well as source control, fluids, differentiation using point-of-care ultrasound and vasoactive medication.... Read more

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Despite ECMO use, mortality remains high in patients with cardiogenic shock

2018 11 Jul

An analysis of ECMO – extracorporeal membrane oxygenation – use in patients with cardiogenic shock finds that mortality remains high despite increasing utilisation of the resource-intensive intervention in this population. Season of admission (other than Fall) and presence of specific comorbidities (respiratory and genitourinary diseases) are associated... Read more

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7th EuroELSO Congress on ECMO-ECLS

2018 23 May

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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