Article Abstract

Editorial on “Neurologic injury in adults supported with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for respiratory failure: findings from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization database”

Authors: Nicolas Persico, Jeremy Bourenne, Antoine Roch

Abstract

The technique of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) involves placing them on a venovenous (VV) or veno-arterial (VA) life support circuit with a membrane oxygenator to temporarily take over the gas exchange and, sometimes, cardiac function (1).