Article Abstract

Oscillating between prone ventilation and ECMO?

Authors: Jayshree Lavana, Kiran Shekar


Meade et al. (1) have performed an interesting individual patient data meta-analysis to identify subgroups of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who had differential outcomes from high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV). This analysis is relevant given the significant differences in trial designs amongst the six studies included in the analysis and possible heterogeneity in treatment effect of HFOV.