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Table 1 Ventilator setting and clinical parameters during ECMO therapy

From: Endovascular repair with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a rescue strategy for aortobronchial fistula: a case report

   POD0       
   At the ED Pre-ECMO On ECMO ICU admission POD1 POD2 POD3 POD4 POD5 POD6
(after weaning off ECMO)
Mechanical ventilation Mode N/A A/C (PC) A/C (PC) A/C (PC) A/C (PC) A/C (PC) A/C (PC) A/C (PC) A/C (PC)
FiO2 1 1 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5
PEEP (cmH2O) N/A 15 10 15 15 15 12 14 12
Plateau pressure (cmH2O) N/A 30 20 23 23 20 25 26 22
Frequency (/min) N/A 10 6 6 6 6 10 12 12
Tidal volume (ml) N/A 100 140 120 150 150 310 420 460
ECMO FiO2 0.7 0.6 1 0.85 0.6 0.7 0.3
Sweep gas (L/min) 8 5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5
Pump flow (L/min) 3 3 2.9 3 3.1 3.1 1.5
Unfractionated heparin (units/h) 0 260 340 340 250 750 800 500
Atrial blood gas pH 7.138 6.88 7.345 7.368 7.447 7.494 7,424 7.465 7.419 7.372
PaCO2(mmHg) 76.2 199.9 39.3 38.3 42.5 40 46.1 39.5 42.4 40.3
PaO2(mmHg) 92.8 129 73 86.3 44.7 83.5 83.5 76.9 67.8 86.9
HCO3 (mmol/L) 25.2 37.3 21 21.5 28.7 27.5 29.5 27.8 26.8 22.9
Lactate (mmol/L) 4.5 4.13 N/A 8.57 2.27 1.83 1.56 1.3 1.04 0.78
Coagulation ACT (s) 198 239 190 196 187 209 182 183
Water balance Water balance (ml/day) 4340 8840 2124 3583 1041 −2410 184 1697
  1. A/C (PC) assist and control (pressure control), ACT activated clotting time, CMO corporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ED emergency department, FIO2 fraction of inspired oxygen, N/A not applicable, PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure, POD postoperative day