National review of use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as respiratory support in thoracic surgery excluding lung transplantation.

@article{Rinieri2015NationalRO,
  title={National review of use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as respiratory support in thoracic surgery excluding lung transplantation.},
  author={Philippe Rinieri and Christophe Peillon and Jean-Paul Bessou and B. Veber and P E Falcoz and Jean Melki and J M Baste},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={87-94}
}
OBJECTIVES Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for respiratory support is increasingly used in intensive care units (ICU), but rarely during thoracic surgical procedures outside the transplantation setting. ECMO can be an alternative to cardiopulmonary bypass for major trachea-bronchial surgery and single-lung procedures without in-field ventilation. Our aim was to evaluate the intraoperative use of ECMO as respiratory support in thoracic surgery: benefits, indications and complications… CONTINUE READING
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