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Effects of Rewarming with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation to Restore Oxygen Transport and Organ Blood Flow after Hypothermic Cardiac Arrest in A Porcine Model

Thus, like continuous CPR, ECMO rewarming plays a crucial role in “the chain of survival” when resuscitating victims of hypothermic cardiac arrest.

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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Jehovah’s Witness Patients: Case Report, Literature Review, and Summary of Recommendations

We describe the use of a bloodless approach to reduce the waste of blood, avoiding anticoagulation, and improving red blood cell production. We then summarize the current literature on the use of ECMO in Jehovah’s Witness patients and, fi

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One-Year Functional, Cognitive, and Psychological Outcomes Following the Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Prospective Study

Functional impairment was common a year following the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in coronavirus disease 2019, although the majority achieved independence in daily living and about half returned to work. Long-term anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder were common, but cognitive impairment was not.


Delirium and Long-Term Outcomes among Survivors of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy: A Nationwide Cohort Study in South Korea

The prevalence of delirium among ECMO survivors during hospitalization was 6.8% in South Korea, and old age, male sex, longer duration of hospital stay, and underlying depression were associated with it. However, there was no significant association between delirium and 1-year all-cause mortality among ECMO survivors.


Argatroban for Anticoagulation in Patients Requiring Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Coronavirus Disease 2019

Argatroban, with or without aspirin, is an effective anticoagulation strategy for patients who require venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support secondary to coronavirus disease 2019. In comparison with heparin, this anticoagulation strategy was not associated with a significant difference in bleeding or thrombotic complications, and was associated with a significantly decreased time to therapeutic anticoagulation goal, likely as a result of high rates of heparin resistance observed in this patient population.


International Survey of Neuromonitoring and Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Children and Adults Supported on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Europe

This survey demonstrated significant variability in the use of different neuromonitoring modalities during and after ECMO. The perceived importance of neuromonitoring and follow-up was noted to be very high with agreement for a longitudinal structured follow-up programme, particularly in paediatric patients. Scientific society endorsed guidelines and minimum standards should be developed to inform local protocols.

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A Communication Guide for Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

The communication framework presented can be adapted to unique institutional and clinical settings. Future research is required to investigate utility and potential barriers to implementation. We anticipate that structured conversations during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support will facilitate clear expectations toward a common treatment goal, foster therapeutic relationships, ensure clinician alignment and consistent language, mitigate communication gaps, support bereavement, and minimize conflict.


Impact of Left Ventricular Unloading Using A Peripheral Impella®-Pump in eCPR Patients

Concomitant Impella® support might positively influence survival and ECMO weaning in eCPR patients. Treatment-associated complications such as the need for dialysis were more common in this highly selected patient group. Further studies with larger numbers are necessary to evaluate the clinical relevance of concomitant LV-unloading in eCPR patients using an Impella® device.

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Acute Kidney Injury in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients: National Analysis of Impact of Age

AKI is common and is increasing among patients on ECMO support. Patients on ECMO have high mortality and AKI is an independent predictor of mortality. Though age is also an independent predictor of mortality in patients on ECMO, it is neither a predictor of AKI nor does not modify the relationship between AKI and mortality.


Implementation and Outcomes of a Mobile Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program in the United States During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

Herein, the implementation of the mobile ECMO team is reviewed, and patient characteristics and outcomes are described.


Applications and Outcomes of Extracorporeal Life Support Use in Adult Liver Transplantation: A Case Series and Review of Literature

There is evidence for consideration of ECLS as a bridge to LT in patients with potentially reversible respiratory failure or as rescue therapy for respiratory failure in posttransplant patients. ECLS has a prohibitively high risk of futility in pretransplant patients with cardiac failure but may have a role in LT patients with a functioning graft and potentially reversible cardiac failure.


Effect of Acute Limb Ischemia on the Mortality of Patients with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Established by Femoral Vein-Arterial Catheterization and Analysis of Related Risk Factors

Although ALI is not significantly associated with VA-ECMO in-hospital mortality, it is a risk factor for mortality at 6 months after discharge, and medical personnel should therefore strive to reduce and avoid ALI.

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Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Guidelines for Follow-up After Neonatal and Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Thus, ECMO centers should adapt follow-up program to their specific populations and resources with the predischarge and postdischarge c


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.


How to Turn It Down: The Evidence and Opinions Behind Adult Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Weaning

We have reviewed the literature to summarize the evidence and expert opinions behind VA ECMO weaning, and give an example of the protocol used at our center. We believe this protocol optimizes patient selection for weaning and helps to predict successful decannulation.


Acute Kidney Injury During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: VA ECMO Versus VV ECMO

Although mortality rates related to AKI/severe AKI during VV ECMO are high, the occurrence of AKI/severe AKI during VA ECMO should be given greater attention, as these instances are considered strong indicators of patient deterioration and even death. Additional studies are needed to corroborate these findings.


Cerebral Microemboli during Extracorporeal Life Support: A Single-Centre Cohort Study

Our results indicate that adult ECLS patients are continuously exposed to many gaseous and, frequently, to few solid cerebral microemboli. Prolonged cerebral microemboli formation may contribute to neurological morbidity related to ECLS treatment.


Acute Kidney Injury and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Review on Multiple Organ Support Options

The combination of CRRT and ECMO can be considered a form of multiple organ support therapy, but this approach still requires optimization in timing, set-up, anticoagulation, prescription and delivery. The aim of this report is to review the pathophysiology of AKI, the CRRT delivery, anticoagulation strategies and outcomes of patients with AKI treated with ECMO.


Centrifugal and Roller Pumps in Neonatal & Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

A total of four studies with 9111 patients were included. There was a statistically significant difference in in-hospital mortality, favoring the groups where roller pumps were used. Roller pumps were associated with fewer episodes of hemolysis, mechanical complications, cardiac complications, renal complications, and less inotropic support. ECMO with roller pumps may be associated with lower mortality in children. Roller pumps were associated with fewer complications, as well as reduced hemolysis and use of inotropes.


Dynamic and Hybrid Configurations for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

We concluded that dynamic or hybrid ECMO configurations were used in various underlying diseases, in which V-AV was most commonly used. Patients receiving VV ECMO for respiratory support initially, who then converted to other configurations for both respiratory and circulatory support, had significantly worst outcomes among the groups studied. The initial configuration should be selected carefully after thorough assessment of patient condition.

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Severe Thrombocytopenia in Adults Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation is Predictive of Thrombosis

Over a quarter of patients requiring ECMO developed severe thrombocytopenia in our cohort, which was associated with an increased risk of thrombosis and in-hospital mortality. Additional prospective observation is required to clarify the clinical implications of severe thrombocytopenia in the ECMO patient population.


Clinician Ethical Perspectives on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Practice

Adequate informed consent for ECMO is a major ethical challenge, and the content of these discussions varies. Use of categorical exclusion criteria and withdrawal of ECMO if a patient cannot be liberated from it differ among departments and institutions.


Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation with Concomitant Impella Versus Concomitant Intra-Aortic-Balloon-Pump for Cardiogenic Shock

Impella was not shown to offer a statistically significant clinical benefit compared with IABP in conjunction with ECMO. Clinicians should be aware of the specific complications of using Impella.

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Use Of Bivalirudin for Anticoagulation in Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

This study describes the use of bivalirudin in children on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Pediatric patients receiving bivalirudin were compared to patients receiving heparin as the anticoagulant on ECMO. Bivalirudin may provide stable and successful anticoagulation in children. Further large, multicenter studies are needed to confirm these finding