Will CESAR answer the adult ECMO debate?

@article{Zwischenberger2009WillCA,
  title={Will CESAR answer the adult ECMO debate?},
  author={Joseph B. Zwischenberger and James E. Lynch},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={374 9698},
  pages={1307-8}
}
Over the past 30 years, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), in both venoarterial and venovenous confi guration, has become the standard of care for neonates with severe respiratory failure and for postoperative support after congenital heart repair. However, the use of ECMO in adults is not so straightforward. The ECMO experience in adults has been confi ned to a few highly specialised centres due to the associated expense and training necessary as well as the disappointing results… CONTINUE READING

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