Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the successful treatment of traumatic adult respiratory distress syndrome: Case report and review

Jeffrey S. Plotkin, Jagdip B. Shah*, Gary K. Lofland, Andre M. DeWolf

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Abstract

We present the case of a 25-year-old, 28-week pregnant woman with two gunshot wounds to the chest. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was begun within 12 hours, despite poor results in prior studies and the need for anticoagulation postoperatively, since oxygenation was rapidly deteriorating despite aggressive treatment. The patient ultimately made a full recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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