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Medical News & Perspectives
May 13, 2020

Global Effort to Collect Data on Ventilated Patients With COVID-19

JAMA. 2020;323(22):2233-2234. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.8341

As the new chair of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), John Fraser, MBChB, PhD, began talking with the group’s members last November about why influenza affects some people worse than others, so much so that they require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Maybe 10 people, representing a minority of the chapter’s 46 member institutions, said they were interested in exploring that question, Fraser recalled a few months later.

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