Peer Reviewed Literature


Adams JG, Walls RM. Supporting the Health Care Workforce During the COVID-19 Global Epidemic JAMA. Published online March 12, 2020. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.3972.


DelRio C, Nalani PN. COVID-19—New Insights on a Rapidly Changing Epidemic. JAMA. Published online February 28, 2020. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.3072




Murthy S, Gomersall CD, Fowler RA. Care for Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19. JAMA. Published online March 11, 2020. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.3633



MacLaren G, Fisher D, Brodie D. Preparing for the Most Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19The Potential Role of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. JAMA. Published online February 19, 2020. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.2342


Ramanathan K, Antognini D, Combes a, Paden M, Zakhary B, Ogino M. et al. Planning and provision of ECMO services for severe ARDS during the COVID-19 pandemic and other outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases. The Lancet. 2020 (Published online March 20). DOI:


Min L, Gu S, Wu X, et al. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support in 2019 novel coronavirus disease: indications, timing, and implementation. Chinese Medical Journal. Published February 28, 2020. doi: 10.1097/CM9.0000000000000778.
Editor note: This is a guide with review of previous literature of ECMO patients, and clinical/technical points on cannulating while keeping staff safe.



Guan Ej, Ni Z, Hu Y, et al. Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China. Published February 28, 2020. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2002032