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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal life support are increasingly used for treating various forms of shock, lung failure, protected interventions and life support including resuscitation. Most patients on ECMO are affected by a systemic inflammatory response caused by the underlying disease as well as the ECMO support itself, which contributes to vasoplegia, multi-organ failure, deterioration and death. Unfortunately, effective strategies for control of inflammation and related organ failure and shock on ECMO are lacking. Recently, a new polystyrene-based device for hemoadsorption, which aims to reduce excessive levels of inflammatory molecules such as interleukins, cytokines as well as damage- and pathogen-associated molecular patterns, has become available. Here we summarize the rationale, available data and technical aspects of polystyrene-based hemoadsorption during ECMO support, and give recommendations based on existing experience.
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Name: Blood purification
Hemolysis, even at low levels, activates platelets to create a prothrombotic state and is common during mechanical circulatory support. We examined the association of low level hemolysis (LLH) and non...
Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is increasingly being used to support patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, but its cost-effectiveness is unknown. We assessed the co...
Nowadays an increasing number of neonatal and pediatric patients with severe heart failure benefits from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support.
Our objective was to examine extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) utilization and determine whether pediatric-specific and overall ECMO volumes are associated with mortality rates.
Patients with severe respiratory failure and veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vv-ECMO) often require diagnostic or therapeutic thoracic surgery.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a temporary mechanical circulatory support device for cardiogenic shock (CS) patients. During extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) suppo...
Since the 1970s, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support has been used to support gas exchange for children with severe acute respiratory failure who fail mechanical ventilation...
This study is to test the usefulness of ultrasound dilution recirculation measurements in patients receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as therapy. The ultrasound dilut...
The objective of the study is to investigate the exposure difference between antibiotic studied patients in intensive care with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and patients without Ext...
The main purpose of the present study is to investigate the risk factors that affect drug pharmacokinetic (PK) during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). To advance understanding o...
Application of a life support system that circulates the blood through an oxygenating system, which may consist of a pump, a membrane oxygenator, and a heat exchanger. Examples of its use are to assist victims of smoke inhalation injury, respiratory failure, and cardiac failure.
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The initial life support care of the severely injured patient.
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