Long-term quality of life in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory hypoxaemia

@inproceedings{Hodgson2012LongtermQO,
  title={Long-term quality of life in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory hypoxaemia},
  author={Carol L Hodgson and Kate J. Hayes and Tori Everard and Alistair D Nichol and A R Davies and Michael J. Bailey and David V Tuxen and David Jamie Cooper and Vin Pellegrino},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION The purpose of the study was to assess the long term outcome and quality of life of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for refractory hypoxemia. METHODS A retrospective observational study with prospective health related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment was conducted in ARDS patients who had ECMO as a rescue therapy for reversible refractory hypoxemia from January 2009 until April 2011 in a tertiary… CONTINUE READING