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Ecmo: it may not do shit

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Michael Gottlieb, John Bailitz
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December 2015: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Fernando Godinho Zampieri, Pedro Vitale Mendes, Otavio T Ranzani, Leandro Utino Taniguchi, Luciano Cesar Pontes Azevedo, Eduardo Leite Vieira Costa, Marcelo Park
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for acute respiratory failure is still a matter of debate. METHODS: We performed a structured search on Pubmed, EMBASE, Lilacs, and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials and observational case-control studies with severity-paired patients, evaluating the use of ECMO on severe acute respiratory failure in adult patients. A random-effect model using DerSimonian and Laird method for variance estimator was performed to evaluate the effect of ECMO use on hospital mortality...
December 2013: Journal of Critical Care
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