Use of Respiratory Dialysis to Enable Lung Protective Ventilation in a Patient with Moderate ARDS due to Crush Syndrome from a Mining Accident: A case report

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Dr. Jakub Smiechowicz, Dr. Barbara Barteczko Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland This report describes the case of a 41 year old male copper mine worker who developed moderate acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after being crushed and buried by falling stones in a mine accident. The patient became septic and difficult to … Continued

Use of the Hemolung RAS to enable lung protective ventilation in a prior lung transplant patient unable to be extubated following orthopedic surgery: A case report

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Susanne Ilkjær, MD, PhD, Reinholdt H. Jensen, MD, and Elisabeth Eggen Århus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark The need to facilitate lung protective ventilation is most commonly associated with the treatment of patients with ARDS, however, there are a many unique cases of acute respiratory failure where lung protective ventilation is necessary but made difficult by retention of … Continued

Avoidance Of Intubation For A Lung Transplant Candidate Using Extracorporeal Carbon Dioxide Removal With The Hemolung During An Acute COPD Exacerbation – A Case Report

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M. Irlbeck, MD, M. Zoller, MD, T. Weig, MD, Presenting author T. Klaus, MD Department of Anaesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Munich, Munich, Germany This case report describes the use of a novel extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) device to facilitate avoidance of intubation in a lung transplant candidate experiencing an acute exacerbation of … Continued

Low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal to enable reduced airway pressures in a ventilated patient with a persistent air leak

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Pr. Gilles Capellier and Dr. Loïc Barrot Critical Care and Emergency Department, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire Hôpital Jean Minjoz (Besançon) This report describes the case of a 45 year old male who was admitted to a peripheral hospital in respiratory distress, where he was diagnosed with a tuberculosis infection, pulmonary embolism (PE), and pneumothorax. The patient … Continued

Management of severe hypercapnia post cardiac arrest with extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal

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The case report of a patient with severe COPD awaiting lung transplantation, who was hospitalized and intubated following at-home cardiac arrest, was recently published in the March, 2014 issue of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. In this report, Dr. Ravi Tiruvoipati (Melbourne, Australia) describes the use of the Hemolung RAS to provide supplemental CO2 removal when … Continued

Ultra-protective and independent lung ventilation enabled by minimally invasive extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal: A case report

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Vito Fanelli, MD University Hospital of Molinette San Giovanni Battista of Torino, Italy This report describes a unique case of a difficult-to-ventilate patient with severe drug poisoning resulting in coma and aspiration pneumonia of the right lung. There was a large difference between the size and compliance of the right versus left lung due to a prior right lung … Continued