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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: EOLIA and Beyond
A brief viewpoint article (by the savior of baby Esperanza) from a widely read non-surgical journal on the debate on ECMO/EOLIA. I assume 'thoracotomy' implies 'sternotomy' as the standard surgical approach for ECMO cannulation in adults and larger children.
The surgical reader will of course realize that this paper is focusing on non-arterial ECMO ( V-V), although the distinction between VV and V-A is not discussed explicitly by Dr. Bartlett on this occasion.