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Table 5 Laboratory variables before, during and after extracorporeal support

From: A new miniaturized system for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adult respiratory failure

  Pre ECMO Day 1 Day 2 End of ECMO, Survivors End of ECMO, Non-Survivors Day 1 after ECMO
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 10.4
(9.0 to 12.3)
9.5 **
(8.8 to10.4)
9.2 **
(8.4 to 9.6)
8.7 **
(8.3 to 9.4)
8.7 *
(7.7 to 9.3)
8.8 **
(8.3 to 9.9)
Platelets (/nL) 158
(82 to 266)
115 **
(60 to 160)
85 **
(40 to 149)
113 **
(76 to 146)
46 **
(22 to 86)
110 **
(66 to 154)
aPTT (sec) 53
(40 to 69)
58
(46 to 74)
53
(45 to 59)
47
(41 to 59)
62
(44 to 118)
42
(34 to 51)
LDH (U/L) 400
(289 to 684)
462
(293 to 885)
550 *
(323 to 941)
422
(276 to 550)
903 *
(442 to 9712)
444
(346 to 515)
Lactic Acid (mg/dl) 50
(19 to 80)
37
(19 to 73)
25 *
(17 to 43)
12 **
(10 to 18)
86
(15 to 161)
11 **
(7 to 4)
  1. The measurement at the end of extracorporeal support is separated in survivors and non-survivors (to discharge).
  2. Data are presented as median (interquartile range). * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.001 to pre ECMO. ECMO = extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, LDH = lactic dehydrogenase, aPTT = activated partial thromboplastin time.