Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.
Author Affiliations: Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (email@example.com).
To the Editor: Dr Noah and colleagues found that the mortality rate was lower among patients with severe suspected or confirmed 2009 influenza A(H1N1) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who were transferred to 4 specialized centers in the United Kingdom for treatment with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) compared with matched critically ill patients who were not transferred.1
Haeck JD, Dongelmans DA, Schultz MJ. ECMO Centers and Mortality From Influenza A(H1N1). JAMA. 2012;307(5):454-455. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.57