Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 14th, 2010
"We reviewed the medical records of adult patients who received ECMO support for more than 72 h at Far Eastern Memorial Hospital from 2001 to 2007. ECMO-related nosocomial infections were defined as infections occurring from 24 h after ECMO initiation until 48 h after ECMO discontinuation. There were 12 episodes of nosocomial infection identified in 10 of the 114 (8.77%) patients on ECMO, including four...
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