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Table 3 Rescue mission characteristics and adverse events

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

  Patients analyzed (Total N = 1481) Mean (CI 95%)
Rescue mission
Distance of transportation (km) 444 486 (68–904)
Rescue time lasting (hours) 318 17 (9–27)
Ambulance (%) 1481 53 (50–56)
Fixed wing (%) 1481 27 (25–31)
Helicopter (%) 1481 22 (19–24)
International transportation (%) 1481 7 (5–8)
Adverse events on the rescue mission
Death during transport (%) 1481 2 deaths (0.1%)
Tidal volume fall (%) 1481 4 (3–5)
System rupture (%) 1481 1.0 (0.4–1.6)
Any bleeding (%) 1481 0.9 (0.3–1.4)
Power failure (%) 1481 0.5 (0.1–0.9)
Hypotension (%) 1481 0.4 (0.1–0.8)
Cannulae dislodgement (%) 1481 0.2 (0.1–0.7)
Others (%) 1481 0.9 (0.3–1.4)
Absence of complications (%) 1481 92 (91–94)