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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

Abbreviation for extracorporeal-membrane oxygenation.
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Dr Saxena said: "Yes, we have an expectation that if someone has been listed for ECMO support I should know about it.
"ECMO requires cannulation and performing cannulation at an unfamiliar surrounding is demanding.
Review of ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) support in critically ill adult patients.
Between January 2012 and January 2015, 69 ECMOs, 46 of which were VA, were inserted in our hospital.
ECMO was not subsidized by the Taiwan health system before 2002.
"The ECMO program adds important resources to our cardiopulmonary programs, and TMCA has become a top regional tertiary care center with the addition of Dr.
THE Philippines, through the NKTI, has set a world record for having the most number of leptospirosis patients with lung hemorrhage that were treated using the revolutionary Ecmo machine.
In a last-ditch attempt to save him, a team from St Thomas' Hospital in London travelled to UHW to place Tom on an advanced heart and lung life support machine known as an ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenation).
HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari and members of HMC's Ecmo team with the award.