ECMO

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ECMO

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(Medicine) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a method of life support used to oxygenate the blood in newborn babies with lung failure, using a machine incorporating membranes that are impermeable to blood but permeable to oxygen and carbon dioxide
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During the surgical intervention, the patient was placed on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenator for cardiopulmonary support.
Use of two oxygenators during extracorporeal membrane oxygenator for a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome, high-pressure ventilation, hypercapnia, and traumatic brain injury.
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