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Nine medical centers collaborated in a prospective randomized study to evaluate prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a therapy for severe acute respiratory failure (ARF). Ninety adult patients were selected by common criteria of arterial hypoxemia and treated with either conventional mechanical ventilation (48 patients) or mechanical(More)
Large veins (superior and inferior vena cava, portal vein) have been replaced successfully with lower extremity deep veins (superficial femoral-popliteal). Femoropopliteal bypass with superficial femoral-popliteal veins has been reported to give excellent long-term results. Nevertheless, this source of autogenous veins has not gained acceptance, in part(More)