Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation: long-term survival.

@article{Bermudez2009ExtracorporealMO,
  title={Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation: long-term survival.},
  author={Christian A. Bermudez and Prasad S Adusumilli and K R. Mccurry and Diana B Zaldonis and Mar{\'i}a del Mar Segu{\'i} Crespo and Joseph Pilewski and Yoshiya Toyoda},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={854-60}
}
BACKGROUND Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) after lung transplantation is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Venovenous or venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) allows lung recovery; however, the optimal approach and impact on long-term survival are unknown. We analyzed outcomes after ECMO use for PGD after lung transplantation at a… CONTINUE READING