[The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome due to pandemic influenza].Kardiol Pol. 2011; 69(4):416-20.KP
Pandemic influenza particularly often is associated with symptoms of acute respiratory failure, and in case of refractory hypoxemia patients may have indications for the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The paper presents a case of a pandemic influenza virus infection, where classical indications for veno-venous ECMO occured. Practical aspects of this kind of treatment in the intensive care unit are discussed.