Perioperative management of adult surgical patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support.

@article{Odonkor2013PerioperativeMO,
  title={Perioperative management of adult surgical patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support.},
  author={Patrick N Odonkor and Lynn G. Stansbury and Jose Pacheco Garc{\'i}a and Peter Rock and Seema P. Deshpande and Alina Maria Grigore},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={329-44}
}
E v m u a EXTRACORPOREAL MECHANICAL support devices are used as an adjunct in the management of critically ill patients who are refractory to more conventional modes of therapy. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is one such device that has been used mainly in the management of patients in cardiogenic shock or respiratory failure who failed therapy on maximal ventilator settings and maximal pharmacologic support. ECMO has the advantage of being rapidly deployable, both at the bedside… CONTINUE READING
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