ECMO Program Collaborates with International Centers to Launch The International ECMO Network (ECMONet)

In collaboration with other centers, we launched the International ECMO Network (ECMONet) research consortium in 2014.  The organization is dedicated to conducting high quality research in the field of ECMO and fostering international collaboration. The consortium is comprised of ECMO researchers throughout  the world, as well as researchers at other institutions that do not offer ECMO but who are studying its use in treating patients with respiratory failure.

The first study supported by International ECMONet, the LIFEGARDS study, is now underway. This study will investigate and futher characterize the mechanical ventilation practices among patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome at approximately 40 international centers.

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