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Inflammatory Progression in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

[ Vol. 24 , Issue. 7 ]


Yan’er Yao, Huiyuan Kang, Ye Cheng, Xin Su and Bin Wang*   Pages 844 - 855 ( 12 )


Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is identified as a novel therapeutic strategy that offers short-term support to the metabolism of the heart and lungs in humans. Recently, the clinical centers, which provide ECMO has increased rapidly worldwide. The indications for the use of ECMO in daily clinical practice were broadened dynamically. However, even with the widespread adoption of ECMO, it still remains significant morbidity and mortality, and the underlying mechanisms are still not elucidated. Notably, one of the vital complications during ECMO was proposed as the inflammatory progression within the extracorporeal circulation. via the development of inflammatory response, patients with ECMO may further suffer from systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), posing serious risks to human health. Recently, growing evidence confirmed that through exposure of blood into the ECMO circuit could lead to the stimulation of the immune system which also facilitated the inflammatory response and systemic impaired. In the current review, the pathological development of inflammatory progression in patients with ECMO is well-listed. Furthermore, the relationship between immune-related activation and the development of inflammation is also summarized, which may further help us to decide the therapeutic strategies in daily clinical practice.


Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, inflammation, therapeutic strategy, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, mesenchymal stromal cell, inflammatory.


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