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oxygenation

 [ok″sĭ-jĕ-na´shun]
saturation with oxygen.
extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) a technique of providing respiratory support; the blood is circulated through an artificial lung consisting of two compartments separated by a gas-permeable membrane, with the blood on one side and the ventilating gas on the other. It was originally used exclusively in newborns but is now being used more and more in adults.
high pressure oxygenation (hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO)) see hyperbaric oxygenation.
pulsed oxygenation a technique by which oxygen is delivered to the patient only during inhalation rather than continuously during the respiratory cycle; used to conserve oxygen in patients using chronic low-flow oxygen therapy at home.
transtracheal oxygenation a technique of oxygen administration for patients requiring chronic oxygen therapy, in which oxygen is administered at low flow through a catheter passing directly into the trachea. This may be more cosmetic for patients and may require a lower flow of oxygen than other methods such as the use of a nasal cannula.

ECMO

Abbreviation for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, enteric cytopathogenic monkey orphan. See: ECMO virus.

ECMO

extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

ECMO

ECMO

Abbreviation for extracorporeal-membrane oxygenation.
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He further explained that at request, both parties can send medical crew and ECMO equipment in to the bedsides of patients and escort the patients to the most appropriate medical institutions for further treatment.
The ECMO team has developed training programs and strategies for reaching performance excellence measures to assure the highest quality of ECMO services.
The disease processes that lead someone to need ECMO are different, O'Brien noted, but it is used only after traditional therapies, such as a ventilator, fail.
Considering the haemodynamic instability in this patient, VA ECMO could be a good option because it provides mechanical circulatory support.
Nine H1N1-affected adult patients who developed ARDS were admitted to Auckland City Hospital for ECMO treatment.
2] and high-frequency percussive ventilation, Jane remained significantly hypoxic and hypercapnic (see Table 1) resulting in her placement on veno-venous ECMO via double lumen cannulation of the right internal jugular vein, as well as placement on the lung transplantation list (HD 6).
Steps are also being taken to expand the number by cancelling operations at some hospitals that provide ECMO.
The question being asked by the authors was, "Can gas exchange by this miniaturized ECMO system support gas exchange in adults with severe lung injury?
06 [micro]g/kg/min), her condition failed to improve, and she was given femoral vein-femoral artery ECMO.
Aberdeen's Royal Infirmary is the only hospital in Scotland with an ECMO machine - which pumps oxygenated blood into patients whose hearts and lungs do not work properly.
An additional 133 flu patients received mechanical ventilation in which air is blown into the lungs, but not the lung-bypass procedure known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO.