In recent years, we have experienced advances in treatments for severe ARDS. One that holds promise for these critically ill adult patients is ECMO, which can provide gas exchange and lung rest for the patient in severe reversible respiratory failure. Advances in ECMO techniques, appropriate patient selection and the development of heparinized tubing will all improve the potential for survival in patients who are placed on ECMO therapy in the future.
Articles| October 01 1992
Acute respiratory failure and ECMO
Crit Care Nurse (1992) 12 (7): 39–47.
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S Dirkes, S Dickinson, J Valentine; Acute respiratory failure and ECMO. Crit Care Nurse 1 October 1992; 12 (7): 39–47. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19126.96.36.199
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