Effective treatment of pulmonary failure with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a surgical population

Daniele Camboni, Alois Philipp, Matthias Lubnow, Thomas Müller, Thomas Bein, Hans Stefan Hofman, Michael Nerlich, Hans Jürgen Schlitt & Christof Schmid
Introduction: Pulmonary failure (ARDS) is associated with a high mortality. The experience with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vv-ECMO) in a surgical population is reported. Materials and methods: A retrospective analysis on n=148 pts requiring vv-ECMO support between April[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]