ECMO for patients with COVID-19, severe respiratory failure

What The Study Did: We present our experience in using single-access, dual-stage venovenous ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), with an emphasis on early extubation of patients while they received ECMO support.

Authors: Antone J. Tatooles, M.D., of Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3950)

Editor’s Note: The article includes conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflicts of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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