Extracorporeal lung assist: more than kicking a dead horse?


U p to now, the history of extracorporeal lung support has been a tale of great expectations and even greater disappointments. In 1972, HILL et al. [1] published the first case report on the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in a young patient who suffered from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after trauma. At that time, mortality… (More)
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00146408


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@article{Hoeper2008ExtracorporealLA, title={Extracorporeal lung assist: more than kicking a dead horse?}, author={Marius M. Hoeper and Tobias Welte}, journal={The European respiratory journal}, year={2008}, volume={32 6}, pages={1431-2} }