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Jin Sung Yang 1 Article
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Treatment of Traumatic Lung Injury: 2 Cases
Jin Sung Yang, Hwakyun Shin, Keun Her, Yong Soon Won
J Korean Soc Traumatol. 2011;24(2):155-158.
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Mechanical ventilation is usually the treatment of choice for severe respiratory failure associated with trauma. However, in case of severe hypoxia, mechanical ventilation may not be sufficient for gas exchange in lungs. Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) undergo difficulties in oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is the ideal therapeutic option for those patients with severe traumatic injuries. ECMO allows lungs to reserve their functions and decreases further lung injuries while increasing survival rate at the same time. We report two cases of patients with traumatic ARDS and Multiple Organ Failure including compromised heart function. The preservation of lung function was successful using ECMO therapy.
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J Trauma Inj : Journal of Trauma and Injury