The need for an organized ECMO-based respiratory program in Japan

Hashimoto, Satoru
October 2012
Journal of Anesthesia;2012, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p647
Academic Journal
The author suggests the importance of an organized extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)-based respiratory program in Japan. He describes ECMO as an expanded clinical application of cardiopulmonary bypass introduced in the 1950s that allowed a longer period of support than other oxygenators. He cites a study in Great Britain which found the efficacy of ECMO in neonates with severe respiratory failure. He also references a study by S. Takeda et al on ECMO for 2009 influenza in Japan.


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