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Table 3 ECMO settings, ventilatory status and vasopressor requirements

From: Early mobilization of patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a retrospective cohort study

  Total (n = 35) BTT (n = 19) BTR (n = 16)
ECMO blood flow rate pre-PT (LPM, mean ± SD) 2.99 ± 0.88 2.99 ± 0.81 3.00 ± 0.99
ECMO blood flow rate during PT (LPM, mean ± SD) 2.97 ± 0.94 3.02 ± 0.82 2.92 ± 1.09
ECMO sweep gas flow rate pre-PT (LPM, mean ± SD) 2.97 ± 1.79 3.45 ± 1.71 2.39 ± 1.77
ECMO sweep gas flow rate during PT (LPM, mean ± SD) 2.96 ± 1.80 3.46 ± 1.71 2.35 ± 1.78
Tracheostomy on ECMO (n, %) 11 (31) 9 (47) 2 (13)
Successful liberation from invasive mechanical ventilation while receiving ECMO (n, %) 23 (66) 13 (68) 10 (63)
   Room air (n, %) 3 (13) 2 (15) 1 (10)
   Nasal cannula (n, %) 17 (74) 8 (62) 9 (90)
   High flow nasal cannula (n, %) 3 (13) 3 (23) 0
Vasopressor use during PT (n, %) 9 (26) 5 (26) 4 (25)
   Dose of norepinephrine (mcg/min, median, IQR) 2 (0.5 to 5) 3.5 (1.3 to 5) 1.3 (0.5 to 2)
   Dose of vasopressin (units/min) 0.04 0.04 0.04
  1. BTR, bridge to recovery; BTT, bridge to transplant; ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; LPM, liters per minute; IQR, interquartile range; PT, physical therapy.