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Portuguese look to broaden ECMO use

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

The Portuguese health ministry is considering broadening the use of the country’s only ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) unit. The unit is currently used in cases of severe infection or pneumonia, but this could now be expanded, according to the national health service’s Sao Joao hospital, in Porto, in a recent appraisal of the value of the facility.





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