Skip to main content

Table 1 General characteristics, ICU support and diagnosis of the patients

From: Transportation of patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a tertiary medical center experience and systematic review of the literature

General characteristics All patients (n = 7)
Age (yo) 28 [14,48]
Male [n(%)] 3 [43]
SAPS 3 84 [57,118]
SOFA 13 [7,18]
Lung injury score 4 [3,4]
Acute respiratory failure etiology
Pneumonia [n(%)] 4 [57]
 Syncytial respiratory virus [n (%)] 1 [14]
 Influenza A virus (H3N2) [n (%)] 1 [14]
 Varicella zoster virus [n (%)] 1 [14]
Nosocomial pneumonia [n (%)] 2 [28]
Alveolar hemorrhage [n (%)] 1 [14]
Pre-ECMO initiation hospital data
Hospital LOS (days) 8 [3,30]
Days on mechanical ventilation 8 [1,19]
Pre-ECMO rescue maneuvers
Alveolar recruitment [n (%)] 7 (100)
Nitric oxide [n (%)] 1 [14]
Neuromuscular blockers [n (%)] 4 [57]
Corticosteroids [n (%)] 3 [43]
Tracheal gas insufflation [n (%)] 1 [14]
Clinical outcomes
ECMO weaning [n (%)] 5 (71)
Time on ECMO support (days) 5 [2, 10]
Hospital discharge 4 (57)
90-day survival [n (%)] 4 (57)
Ventilatory settings Pre-ECMO initiation After ECMO initiation
Ventilatory mode (n) 6 PCV/1 VCV 7 PCV
Tidal volume (mL/kg) 310 [180, 500] 100 [12, 220]
Plateau pressure (cmH2O) 35 [31, 46] 20 [20, 25]
PEEP (cmH2O) 18 [13, 25] 10 [10, 20]
Resp. rate (insp./min.) 26 [25, 35] 10 [10, 10]
FiO2 1.0 [1.0, 1.0] 0.3 [0.21, 1.0]
  1. Quantitative data are expressed as median [minimum, maximum]
  2. ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ICU intensive care unit, SAPS 3 simplified acute physiological score, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment; the lung injury score is the Murray’s score; and the two patients in the puerperal period were, respectively, in the 1st and 10th day after delivery; LOS length of stay, SBE standard base excess, PCV pressure-controlled ventilation, VCV volume-controlled ventilation, PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure