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Prediction of mortality in adult patients with severe acute lung failure receiving veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a prospective observational study

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Enger, Tone Bull ; Philipp, Alois ; Videm, Vibeke ; Ludnow, Matthias ; Wahba, Alexander ; Fischer, Marcus ; Schmid, Christof ; Bein, Thomas ; Müller, Thomas
Date of publication of this fulltext: 04 Aug 2014 09:22


Introduction Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vvECMO) can be a life-saving therapy in patients with severe acute lung failure refractory to conventional therapy. Nevertheless, vvECMO is a procedure associated with high costs and resource utilization. The aim of this study was to assess published models for prediction of mortality following vvECMO and optimize an alternative ...


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