Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe acute respiratory failure. A randomized prospective study.

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Nine medical centers collaborated in a prospective randomized study to evaluate prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a therapy for severe acute respiratory failure (ARF). Ninety adult patients were selected by common criteria of arterial hypoxemia and treated with either conventional mechanical ventilation (48 patients) or mechanical… (More)

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@article{Zapol1979ExtracorporealMO, title={Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe acute respiratory failure. A randomized prospective study.}, author={Warren M. Zapol and Michael T Snider and Joachim Hill and Rohert J. Fallat and R. H. Bartlett and L Henry Edmunds and Ashley Morris and Edmund C. Peirce and A. L. Thomas and H J Proctor and Phebe Drinker and Peter Pratt and A M Bagniewski and Robert Miller}, journal={JAMA}, year={1979}, volume={242 20}, pages={2193-6} }