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Characteristics of Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Programs in the United States and Canada

The majority of pediatric ECMO centers have adopted the infrastructure recommendations from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. However, there remains broad variability of practice characteristics and organizational infrastructure for pediatric ECMO centers across the United States and Canada.

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Protocol-Driven Daily Optimisation of Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Blood Flows: An Alternate Paradigm?

This staged approach to weaning VV ECMO allows us to fully utilise the “decoupling” of oxygenation and decarboxylation that is possible only during extracorporeal support.

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COVID-19 and ECMO: An Unhappy Marriage of Endothelial Dysfunction and Hemostatic Derangements

It is the authors’ perspective that it is through the integration of diagnostic assessment of viscoelastic testing with dedicated management schemes, up to and including the titration of antifibrinolytic therapies, that unmasks the capacity of this technology to enhance clinical outcomes.

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Mobile Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Teams for Organ Donation After Circulatory Death

This article analyses a potential mobile team organization based on the hub-and-spoke model, which already exists and functions in Italy, by estimating the dimension of the controlled DCD phenomenon in Italy, coordination requirements, costs, personnel training, and education, and reporting a single center experience in Milan, Italy.

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Severe Shivering on Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-Raising the Circuit Temperature to Stop Rhabdomyolysis: A Case Report

This case demonstrates therapeutic hyperthermia to treat infection-induced severe shivering and rhabdomyolysis while on ECMO.

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Cytokine Adsorption in Severe Acute Respiratory Failure Requiring Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Therefore, our data suggest that cytokine adsorption might be beneficial in patients with severe ARDS requiring V-V ECMO support.

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Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Adult Survivors of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

The results of the study suggest that subclinical cerebral lesions are commonly found in patients with ECMO support.

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Simple and Effective Blood Salvage Technique for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Circuit

We describe a simplified technique to salvage the blood in the ECMO circuit that requires no special equipment, is safe, and maximizes blood salvage.

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Pathophysiology and Complications during Extracorporeal Circulation

We need to have a good knowledge of the pathophysiology and complications during extracorporeal circulation, as well as each component of the extracorporeal circulation system.

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Development and Evaluation of An Abbreviated Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Course for Nonsurgical Physicians and Nurses

We developed an accelerated 1‐day ECMO course. Clinicians’ confidence and knowledge assessments improved and 88% of teams could successfully initiate venoarterial ECMO after the course.

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Sublingual Microcirculation in Patients With SARS-Cov-2 Undergoing Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Our results showed an altered sublingual microcirculation in patients receiving VV-ECMO for severe SARS-CoV-2 and suggest a potential contribution of endothelia dysfunction to determine microvascular alteration.

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Hemolysis and Plasma Free Hemoglobin During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support: From Clinical Implications to Laboratory Details

Here, we propose a review dedicated to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)-associated hemolysis, with a particular emphasis on pathophysiology, prevalence, and clinical consequences of such complication.

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Intravascular Hemolysis and Complications During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Hemolysis is an unavoidable side effect of current ECMO technology and there are no approved treatments or treatment guidelines for the neonatal population. Therefore, increased vigilance, recognition of the severity of the hemolytic process, and prompt management are essential to prevent severe endothelial injury leading to proinflammatory and prothrombotic events.

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Comparison of Atrio-Femoral and Femoro-Atrial Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adult.

Atrio-femoral configuration in VV ECMO was associated with a higher maximum achieved ECMO flow, less fluid gain in first 3 days of ECMO and more successful awake ECMO.

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Iatrogenic Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Rupture: Successful Management of a Unique Crisis

This article reports a rare complication related to the mechanical circulatory support and its successful management.

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Comparison of Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support Strategies During Lung Transplantation

The optimal strategy for intraoperative cardiopulmonary support during lung transplantation remains an area of debate. Current data suggest that off pump is associated with better outcomes and could be considered whenever feasible.

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Platelet Factor-4 Concentration in Adult Veno-Arterial ECMO Patients

Our data suggest that PF4 concentration is mildly elevated during VA ECMO compared to control plasma. Estimated PF4-heparin ratios were not optimal for HIT antibody formation. These data support epidemiologic studies where HIT incidence is low during VA ECMO.

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Peripheral Versus Central Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Postcardiotomy Shock: Multicenter Registry, Systematic Review, And Meta-Analysis

In patients with postcardiotomy shock treated with VA-ECMO, central cannulation was associated with greater in-hospital mortality than peripheral cannulation.

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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the Emergency Department

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an invasive form of artificial life support used for severe cardiac and/or pulmonary failure. The worldwide use of ECMO is rapidly growing and indications for its application are expanding.

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Left Ventricular Unloading is Associated with Lower Mortality in Cardiogenic Shock Patients Treated with Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Results From An International, Multicenter Cohort Study

These findings support use of left ventricular unloading in cardiogenic shock patients treated with VA-ECMO and call for further validation, ideally in a randomized, controlled trial.

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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation For COVID-19 Induced Hypoxia: Single-Center Study

ECMO is a supportive intervention for COVID-19 associated pneumonia that could be considered if the optimum mechanical ventilation is deemed ineffective.

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Continuous Monitoring of Cerebral Autoregulation in Children Supported by Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Pilot Study

CA assessment is feasible in pediatric ECMO. The first 24 h following ECMO represents the most critical period regarding CA. Impaired autoregulation is significantly more severe among patients who experience ANE.

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Covid19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation; A Mere Option or Ultimate Necessity

Herein, we chronicle a review encompassing the available evidence on ECMO and its potential role in COVID19 ARDS, as we aim for optimal patient care with appropriate resource utilization and conservation.

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Development of an Electronic Medical Record for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Its Role in a Multidisciplinary Team

We present a format for centers looking to implement a comprehensive EMR for ECMO patients. An expanding ECMO program required a change to our staffing model, and an EMR with electronic checklists and remote access facilitated the transition to a multidisciplinary team.