Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for the Treatment of Influenza-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Immunocompromised Adults

M. Veronica Dioverti, Kelly A. Cawcutt, Gregory J. Schears, Larry M. Baddour

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Influenza infection in the adult immunocompromised hosts can have severe presentations and rapid progression to lower respiratory tract infection requiring mechanical ventilation, and it even can progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome. Little is known about the role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for management in this setting. We present a review of the current literature on the subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016



  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Immunocompromised
  • Influenza

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  • Medicine(all)

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