Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: evolving epidemiology and mortality

  title={Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: evolving epidemiology and mortality},
  author={Christian Karagiannidis and Daniel Brodie and Stephan Strassmann and Erich Stoelben and Alois Philipp and Thomas Bein and Thomas Mueller and Wolfram Windisch},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
The evolution of the epidemiology and mortality of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) remains unclear. The present study investigates the evolving epidemiology and mortality of various ECMO techniques in Germany over time, used for both severe respiratory and cardiac failure. Data on all patients receiving venovenous (vv-ECMO) and venoarterial (va-ECMO) ECMO as well as pumpless extracorporeal lung assist/interventional lung assist (PECLA/ILA) outside the operating room in Germany from 1… CONTINUE READING
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