Risk factors for mortality in patients with COVID-19 needing extracorporeal respiratory support

Eur Respir J. 2022 Feb 10;59(2):2102463. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02463-2021. Print 2022 Feb.


When indicating ECMO in patients with COVID-19, centre case volume, age, driving pressure and the duration of symptoms (not the length of MV) should be taken into account. Large drainage cannula and high PEEP levels during the first days are recommended. https://bit.ly/3DGjGkk

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation*
  • Humans
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome*
  • Respiratory Insufficiency* / therapy
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • SARS-CoV-2