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Table 1 Summary of patient characteristics and severity of ARDS prior to initiation of ECMO

From: ECMO in major burn patients: feasibility and considerations when multiple modes of mechanical ventilation fail

  Patient 1 Patient 2
Gender Male Male
Age 39 53
TBSA (%) 40 25
Modified Baux Scores 79 78
Inhalation injury Negative Negative
Onset of acute respiratory failure HOD 3 HOD 17
Co-morbidities Smoker, obesity Smoker,
hypertension,
Severity of respiratory failure
Lowest PaO 2 :FiO 2 ratio 49 38
Maximum attempted PEEP 14 18
Hypercarbia 77 109
Modes of ventilation attempted SIMV + PC SIMV + PC
PRVC PRVC
VC VC
PC PC
APRV APRV
VDR  
Neuromuscular blockade Yes Yes
Adjunct therapies attempted Inhaled epoprostenol Inhaled
epoprostenol
Prone positioning Yes Yes
  1. APRV airway pressure release ventilation, ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, PC pressure control, PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure, PRVC pressure regulated volume control, SIMV synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation, TBSA total body surface areaVC volume control, VDR volume diffusive respirator