Letters Resurgence of H1N1 flu

Coordinated response for ECMO

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7391 (Published 30 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7391
  1. Moronke Noah, ECMO fellow1,
  2. Giles Peek, ECMO consultant1,
  3. Chris Harvey, ECMO fellow1,
  4. Maggie Hickey, ECMO coordinator1,
  5. Anthony Bastin, ECMO fellow1,
  6. Gail Faulkner, ECMO coordinator1,
  7. Claire Westrope, ECMO intensivist1,
  8. Richard Firmin, ECMO director1
  1. 1ECMO, Adult Intensive Care Unit, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester LE3 9QP, UK
  1. moronke.noah{at}uhl-tr.nhs.uk

The number of patients referred for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to the Heartlink ECMO Centre in Leicester for respiratory failure due to H1N1 influenza recently increased.1 In the month to 16 December 2010, 29 patients with confirmed H1N1 flu …

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