Preparing for the Most Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19The Potential Role of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

JAMA
April 7, 2020, Vol 323, No. 13, Pages 1223-1324
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx

 

Preparing for the Most Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19The Potential Role of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Graeme MacLaren, MSc; Dale Fisher, MBBS; Daniel Brodie, MD
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JAMA. 2020;323(13):1245-1246. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2342
This Viewpoint discusses the potential role of ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) in the management of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and cautions about the risk of overuse and the shortage of ECMO capability given the numbers of people infected if the technology is not appropriately utilized.
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