Letter to the editor regarding Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dominik Johannes Hoechter, Andrea Sabine Becker-Pennrich, Benjamin Peter Geisler, Bernhard Zwissler, Michael Irlbeck, Kollengode Ramanathan, Kiran Shekar, Ryan Ruiyang Ling, Ryan Barbaro, Graeme MacLaren, Eddy Fan, Daniel Brodie

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Abstract

To the Editor,

We read with great interest “Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis” by Ramanathan et al. and appreciate their diligent work and their conclusion to offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy to carefully selected patients presenting with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) related to COVID-19 [1]. However, the relatively low calculated mortality of 37.1% caught our attention.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number285
Number of pages3
JournalCritical Care
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • xtracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • COVID-19

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