Algorithm-based management of bleeding in patients with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
1 Department of Anesthesiology, Queen Fabiola Children's University Hospital, 15 Avenue JJ Crocq, B-1020 Brussels, Belgium
2 Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Duke University School of Medicine, DUMC 3094, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Critical Care 2013, 17:432 doi:10.1186/cc12682
See related research by Repressé et al., http://ccforum.com/content/17/2/R55Published: 8 May 2013
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We read with interest the paper published by Repressé and colleagues . Coagulation management is a challenge during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) due to complex hemostatic and inflammatory responses associated with the underlying conditions that include infection, sepsis, surgery, and/or traumatic injury . Repressé and colleagues present the first algorithm-based approach to bleeding in ECMO patients. However, additional perspectives are important to consider.