Extracorporeal Life Support for Adults

  • Gregory A Schmidt

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Matthew J. Brain, Warwick W. Butt, Graeme MacLaren
    Pages 1-60
  3. Darryl Abrams, Matthew Bacchetta, Daniel Brodie
    Pages 61-72
  4. Nicolas Bréchot, Alain Combes
    Pages 73-85
  5. Lorenzo Del Sorbo, V. Marco Ranieri
    Pages 87-103
  6. Christian Kuehn
    Pages 105-115
  7. L. Keith Scott, Benjamin Schmidt
    Pages 117-131
  8. Steven A. Conrad
    Pages 133-146
  9. Bradley H. Rosen
    Pages 147-161
  10. Antonio Pesenti, Giacomo Bellani, Giacomo Grasselli, Tommaso Mauri
    Pages 163-180
  11. Giles J. Peek
    Pages 181-191
  12. Cara L. Agerstrand, Linda B. Mongero, Darryl Abrams, Matthew Bacchetta, Daniel Brodie
    Pages 193-210
  13. Gregory A. Schmidt
    Pages 211-221
  14. Sundar Krishnan, Gregory A. Schmidt
    Pages 223-232
  15. J. Ann Morris, Robert Pollock, Brittany A. Zwischenberger, Cherry Ballard-Croft, Joseph B. Zwischenberger
    Pages 233-260
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 261-269

About this book


This book presents a concise, evidence-based review of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for adult diseases. It describes the use of ECLS with patients who are experiencing severe hypoxemic respiratory failure (ARDS and pneumonia), ventilatory failure (status asthmaticus and COPD), cardiogenic shock, and circulatory or gas exchange failure following complications in cardiothoracic surgery, as well as its use as a bridge to lung transplant. Historically, clinicians have used ECLS as a last resort; however, this text details the technological improvements, evidence of improved outcomes, and adverse consequences of alternative treatments that are causing this modality to be more commonly adopted.  Topics include a description of the complex physiology and technology underlying ECLS; the evidence base for its use in specific clinical conditions; vascular access techniques; daily management of the circuit and patient; guidance regarding the weaning and decannulation process; and recommendations for crisis management and rehabilitation related to ECLS. Extracorporeal Life Support for Adults is ideal reading for practicing physicians, nurses, perfusion specialists, therapists, and critical care trainees who are considering whether to refer their patients for ECLS or are already providing ECLS and are seeking a practical reference to best practices and updated information.   


Cardiogenic Shock ECMO Extracorporeal Life Support Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Lung Transplantation Obstructive Disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory A Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, and Occupational MedicineUniversity of Iowa, Department of Internal MedicineIowa CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3004-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3005-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7380
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