Extracorporeal respiratory support: breaking conventions?

Shekar, K.
March 2014
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;Mar2014, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p175
Academic Journal
The author argues in favor of the use of an extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) device as a rescue therapy for respiratory failure. The author states that the extracorporeal respiratory support has received attention due to the increasing incidence of severe hypoxaemic respiratory failure caused by the resurgence of influenza pandemics. The author offers a brief background on the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory distress.


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