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Title: Successful extracorporeal lung assistance for overwhelming pneumonia in a patient with undiagnosed full blown aids--a controversial therapy in HIV-patients
Authors: Gutermann, H
Meersseman, W
Meyns, Bart
Herijgers, Paul ×
van Roy, B #
Issue Date: Aug-2005
Series Title: The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon vol:53 issue:4 pages:252-254
Abstract: A case is described of overwhelming pneumonia in a patient with a history of coughing since three months. Because of hypoxia and hypercapnia that could not be managed by optimal mechanical ventilation, the patient required urgent extracorporeal lung assistance (ECLA, also known as ECMO). Afterwards the diagnosis of full blown AIDS was made. Appropriate antiviral, antibiotic and antimycotic therapy was successfully established. The patient was weaned from ECLA 4 days later, and discharged from hospital after two months.
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ISSN: 0171-6425
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Cardiac Surgery
Experimental Cardiac Surgery
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