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Monitoring of adult patient on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in intensive care medicine

Authors: Julia Merkle, Farid Azizov, Javid Fatullayev, Carolyn Weber, Johanna Maier, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Anton Sabashnikov, Roman Pfister, Thorsten Wahlers, Guido Michels

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Nowadays high-tech medical assist device therapy is a crucial part of intensive care medicine. Especially, management of circulatory assist device systems poses an increasing challenge for intensive care medicine. So far, autonomous recommendations for monitoring of extracorporeal life support systems in the form of guidelines or position papers are lacking. The purpose of this paper was to present an orientation guide on this important topic.

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