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Ryan P Barbaro, Folafoluwa O Odetola, Kelley M Kidwell, Matthew L Paden, Robert H Bartlett, Matthew M Davis, Gail M Annich
RATIONALE: Recent pediatric studies suggest a survival benefit exists for higher-volume extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) centers. OBJECTIVES: To determine if higher annual ECMO patient volume is associated with lower case-mix-adjusted hospital mortality rate. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed an international registry of ECMO support from 1989 to 2013. Patients were separated into three age groups: neonatal (0-28 d), pediatric (29 d to <18 yr), and adult (≥18 yr)...
April 15, 2015: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Matthieu Schmidt, Claire Stewart, Michael Bailey, Ania Nieszkowska, Joshua Kelly, Lorna Murphy, David Pilcher, D James Cooper, Carlos Scheinkestel, Vincent Pellegrino, Paul Forrest, Alain Combes, Carol Hodgson
OBJECTIVE: To describe mechanical ventilation settings in adult patients treated for an acute respiratory distress syndrome with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and assess the potential impact of mechanical ventilation settings on ICU mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Three international high-volume extracorporeal membrane oxygenation centers. PATIENTS: A total of 168 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome from January 2007 to January 2013...
March 2015: Critical Care Medicine
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