Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the pre and post lung transplant period


Journal Article (Review)

© Annals of Translational Medicine. All rights reserved. Evolution in technology has resulted in rapid increase in utilization of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a bridge to recovery and/or transplantation. Although there is limited evidence for the use of ECMO, recent improvements in ECMO technology, personnel training, ambulatory practices on ECMO and lung protective strategies have resulted in improved outcomes in patients bridged to lung transplantation. This review provides an insight into the current outcomes and best practices for utilization of ECMO in the pre- and post-lung transplantation period.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sharma, NS; Hartwig, MG; Hayes, D

Published Date

  • February 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 4

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2305-5847

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2305-5839

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.21037/atm.2017.02.09

Citation Source

  • Scopus