Lancet, Feb 13, 2010, Volume 375, Number 9714, Pages 549 - 551
Thilo Busch, Sven Laudi, Udo Kaisers: Giles Peek and colleagues (Oct 17, p 1351)1 report an improved outcome in patients with severe acute respiratory failure who were treated in one centre according to a management protocol based on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) when compared with conventional therapy in less specialised hospitals. .....
Jayant S Jainandunsing, Farouq Ismael: Giles Peek and colleagues1 describe the beneficial effects of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. ....
Thomas Bein, Bernhard Graf, Steffen Weber-Carstens: We congratulate Giles Peek and co-workers1 for successfully doing a study of the effect on survival of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients with severe lung failure. .....
Andrew Jones, Nicholas Barrett, Damon Scales, Richard Beale: We congratulate the authors of the CESAR study1 on their considerable achievement. ....

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