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Case Series on Veno - venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) as a bridge to complete recovery in influenza type A related refractory ARDS

By Renganaden MD Sooppan, Nicholas C MD Cavarocchi, Harrsion MD Pitcher, Qiong MD Yang, Michael MD Baram and Hitoshi PhD MD Hirose

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Introduction: Influenza A sequelae range from mild symptoms to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which can be refractory to conventional ventilator therapy. We present a case series of three non-H1N1 Influenza patients with ARDS, who completely recovered after VV-ECMO. Case Presentation: In January and February 2013, we experienced three cases of Influenza A induced ARDS that failed conventional ARDS ventilator therapy. All three patients presented with typical flu-like symptoms, which deteriorated over several days, requiring intubation. They were all treated with oseltamivir. They had bilateral chest infiltrates on chest x-rays. After a few days of failing conventional treatment these patients were placed on VV-ECMO using Avalon Dual Lumen catheters. Presented 24th Annual ELSO Conference

Topics: Case Series on Veno - venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) as a bridge to complete recovery in influenza type A related refractory ARDS, Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Surgery, poster, Surgery
Publisher: Jefferson Digital Commons
Year: 2013
OAI identifier: oai:jdc.jefferson.edu:surgeryfp-1171

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