Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and severe acute respiratory distress secondary to Legionella: 10 year experience.

@article{Noah2013ExtracorporealMO,
  title={Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and severe acute respiratory distress secondary to Legionella: 10 year experience.},
  author={Moronke A Noah and Geethanjali Ramachandra and Margaret M Hickey and David Richard Jenkins and Chris J. Harvey and Claire A Westrope and Richard K. Firmin and G. J. Peek},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={328-30}
}
Legionella-associated respiratory failure has a high mortality, despite modern ventilation modalities. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used to achieve gas exchange independent of pulmonary function in patients with severe respiratory failure. This was a retrospective review of the management and outcome of patients with Legionella-associated respiratory failure treated with ECMO support in a large ECMO center over the past 10 years. A retrospective review of patients with… CONTINUE READING