Posts Tagged ‘extracorporeal membrane oxygenation’

October 7, 2013

Experience of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation in France


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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) used as a bridge to lung transplantation in patients failing other means of life support has been disappointing, although many transplant centres continue to explore this technology for this indication. This retrospective multi centre study describes the experience 36 patients in France between 2007 and 2011.

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February 23, 2012

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in awake patients as bridge to lung transplantation


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Strategies to bridge terminally ill patients to lung transplantation are being explored to improve waiting list mortality rates.  This retrospective, single-centre, intention-to-treat analysis of lung transplantation candidates with terminal respiratory or cardiopulmonary failure compared duration of support and survival 6 months post lung transplantation in 26 patients bridged with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation while awake and […]

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