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CESAR: conventional ventilatory support vs extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe adult respiratory failure

  • Giles J Peek1Email author,
  • Felicity Clemens2,
  • Diana Elbourne2,
  • Richard Firmin1,
  • Pollyanna Hardy2, 3,
  • Clare Hibbert5,
  • Hilliary Killer1,
  • Miranda Mugford4,
  • Mariamma Thalanany4,
  • Ravin Tiruvoipati1,
  • Ann Truesdale2 and
  • Andrew Wilson6
BMC Health Services Research20066:163

Received: 09 October 2006

Accepted: 23 December 2006

Published: 23 December 2006

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9 Oct 2006 Submitted Original manuscript
18 Dec 2006 Author responded Author comments - Giles Peek
Resubmission - Version 2
18 Dec 2006 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Dec 2006 Editorially accepted
23 Dec 2006 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-6-163

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK
Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
School of Medicine Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield and RTI Health Solutions, Manchester, UK
Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK