Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to chemotherapy in an orthodox jewish patient Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Life Support Care
  • Lymphoma
  • Religion and Medicine

abstract

  • Traditional religious objections to the terminal discontinuation of LST need not preclude initiation of VA-ECMO. The potential for disputes should be anticipated and steps taken to preemptively address such conflicts. The reconceptualization of VA-ECMO as a bridge to treatment, rather than as an LST, can allow patients with objections to the terminal discontinuation of LST to receive interventions, such as chemotherapy, that might otherwise be precluded by critical physiology.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4153457

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1634/theoncologist.2014-0025

PubMed ID

  • 25096998

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 985

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 19

number

  • 9