Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adults A Practical Guide for Internists
Kulkarni, T., Sharma., N., and Diaz-Guzman, E. (2016). Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adults: A Practical Guide for Internists. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 83(5):373-384.
The authors review current evidence and indications for ECMO. They describe what it is, who could benefit, how to do it, and what the complications are. ECMO was used extensively during the H1N1 pandemic, and the guide has implications on decisions for its use during future influenza pandemics.