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Table 1 Patient demographics and baseline characteristics

From: Establishing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation team increased number of patients and improved data recording

  All patients (n = 69) Pre-ECMO team (n = 27) Post-ECMO team (n = 42) p value
Age in years, median (IQR) 61 (42–74) 61 (42–77) 62 (35–73) 0.60
Male, n (%) 46 (67%) 19 (70%) 27 (64%) 0.60
APACHE II score, median (IQR) 36 (29–40) 38 (32–41) 35 (27–39) 0.14
ECMO type, n (%)
ECMO type, n (%)
 V-A 65 (94%) 25 (93%) 40 (95%) 0.64
 V-V 4 (6%) 2 (7%) 2 (5%)
Cause of ECMO, n (%)
 Cardiac arrest 52 (75%) 20 (74%) 32 (76%) 0.90
 Cardiac (excluding cardiac arrest) 13 (19%) 5 (19%) 8 (19%)
 Respiratory 4 (6%) 2 (7%) 2 (5%)
Place to start ECMO, n (%)
 ED 21 (31%) 8 (30%) 13 (31%) 0.39
 ICU 22 (32%) 7 (26%) 15 (36%)
 OR 5 (7%) 4 (15%) 1 (2%)
 Other* 14 (20%) 5 (18%) 9 (21%)
 Referral hospital 7 (10%) 3 (11%) 4 (10%)
Interventions during ECMO, n (%)
 CAG 30 (44%) 12 (44%) 18 (43%) 0.90
 IABP 30 (44%) 15 (56%) 15 (36%) 0.11
 CRRT 31 (45%) 13 (48%) 18 (43%) 0.67
  1. IQR interquartile range, APACHE acute physiology and chronic health evaluation, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, V-A veno-arterial, V-V veno-venous, ED emergency department, ICU intensive care unit, CAG coronary angiogram, IABP intra-aortic balloon pump, CRRT continuous renal replacement therapy
  2. *Operation room, catheterization laboratory, computed tomography room, general ward, and referral hospital