Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Mathias Haller, Gustav Schelling, Josef Briegel, Alain Mercat, Jean Louis Teboul, Christian Richard, Lluis Blanch, Rafael Fernández, Jordi Mancebo, Claude H. Perret, Alan Gilston, Daniel P. Schuster, Marin H. Kollef

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To the Editor: With respect to the review article on the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) by Kollef and Schuster (Jan. 5 issue),1 only two randomized studies of extracorporeal gas exchange have been published,2,3 and neither could establish that this technique improved the outcome in patients with severe ARDS. However, even in the recently published study by Morris et al.,3 the equipment used was not the most up to date. Since hemorrhage was a major complication of extracorporeal gas exchange with high-dose heparin,2,3 the introduction of covalently heparinized systems in conjunction with percutaneously inserted cannulas was a major.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1648-1650
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 15 1995


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