ECCO2R in COPD exacerbation only for the right patients and with the right strategy

@article{Sorbo2016ECCO2RIC,
  title={ECCO2R in COPD exacerbation only for the right patients and with the right strategy},
  author={Lorenzo Del Sorbo and Eddy Fan and Stefano Nava and V. Marco Ranieri},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={42},
  pages={1830-1831}
}
Dear Editor, We read with interest the article by Braune et al. recently published in Intensive Care Medicine, whose study demonstrated that treatment of COPD exacerbation unresponsive to noninvasive ventilation (NIV) with ECCO2R prevented endotracheal intubation in 56 % of patients [1]. The results of this study, which are substantially different to those of a previous investigation with similar concept and design [2], trigger a few important considerations.