Christopher I S Meadows

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OBJECTIVES Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients with severe respiratory failure is increasingly common. There has been a significant change in the population, technology, and approach used for venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation over the last 10 years. The objective of this study is to describe the prevalence of(More)
A 75-year-old man previously underwent pneumonectomy for lung cancer. He subsequently had colorectal adenocarcinoma, and resection of metastases from his remaining lung was performed. Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was used for perioperative respiratory support to facilitate intraoperative deflation of the remaining lung and optimization of(More)
BACKGROUND No consensus exists on the optimal settings of mechanical ventilation during veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Our aim was to describe how mechanical ventilation and related interventions are managed by adult ECMO centres. METHODS A cross-sectional, multi-centre, international survey of 173 adult respiratory ECMO centres.(More)
We conducted a single-centre observational study of retrievals for severe respiratory failure over 12 months. Our intensivist-delivered retrieval service has mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation capabilities. Sixty patients were analysed: 34 (57%) were female and the mean (SD) age was 44.1 (13.6) years. The mean (SD) PaO2 /FI O2 ratio at referral was(More)
UNLABELLED Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an advanced form of organ support indicated in selected cases of severe cardiovascular and respiratory failure. Echocardiography is an invaluable diagnostic and monitoring tool in all aspects of ECMO support. The unique nature of ECMO, and its distinct effects upon cardio-respiratory physiology,(More)
OBJECTIVES For patients supported with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, the occurrence of intracranial hemorrhage is associated with a high mortality. It is unclear whether intracranial hemorrhage is a consequence of the extracorporeal intervention or of the underlying severe respiratory pathology. In a cohort of patients transferred to a(More)
OBJECTIVES Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an increasingly used form of advanced respiratory support, but its effects on the physiology of the right heart are incompletely understood. We seek to illustrate the impact of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation return blood flow upon the right atrium by considering the physiologic(More)
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