Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in brain-death organ and tissues donors: a single-centre experience.

@article{Migliaccio2013ExtracorporealMO,
  title={Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in brain-death organ and tissues donors: a single-centre experience.},
  author={M. L. Migliaccio and Giovanni Zagli and G Cianchi and Chiara Lazzeri and Manuela Bonizzoli and Alessandra Cecchi and Valentina Anichini and Gian Franco Gensini and Adriano Peris},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={673-4}
}
Editor—Organ donation and transplant rates vary widely across the globe, but there remains an almost universal shortage of deceased donors. Actually, in the Western Hemisphere, the number of potential transplant recipients has increased to almost 140 000 and yet the number of donated organs from all sources is not increasing sufficiently to maintain an acceptable situation. Veno-venous or veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is the treatment of refractory cardiogenic shock… CONTINUE READING