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Table 2 Outcomes related to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

From: Risk factors for complete recovery of adults after weaning from veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe acute respiratory failure: an analysis from adult patients in the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry

Variables CR (n = 1976) PR (n = 3885) p
 ECMO duration (days) 29.8 ± 34.6 41.1 ± 43.6 < 0.001
 Long-term ECMO support (≥ 2 weeks) 1362 (68.9)) 3281 (84.5) < 0.001
ECMO complications 1125 (56.9) 2630 (67.7) < 0.001
 Cardiovascular 523 (26.5) 1350 (34.7) < 0.001
 Hemorrhage 362 (18.3) 780 (20.1) 0.108
 Infection 250 (12.7) 557 (14.3) 0.077
 Limb 15 (0.8) 46 (1.2) 0.130
 Mechanical 364 (18.4) 907 (23.3) < 0.001
 Metabolic 291 (14.7) 633 (16.3) 0.120
 Neurological 27 (1.4) 139 (3.6) < 0.001
 Pulmonary 115 (5.8) 286 (7.4) 0.027
 Renal 489 (24.7) 1439 (37.0) < 0.001
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation or n (%)
  2. CR complete recovery, PR partial recovery, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation