SUCCESSFUL EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION USE IN ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME AFTER FRESHWATER DROWNING
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Keywords

: acute respiratory distress syndrome
drowning
ECMO
extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
mobile unit of cardiac assistance
out of hospital

How to Cite

LEFORT, H. ., Nguyen , T., Checinski , A., Rollin , N., & Tazarourte , K. (2021). SUCCESSFUL EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION USE IN ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME AFTER FRESHWATER DROWNING. Mediterranean Journal of Emergency Medicine, (26), 29-31. Retrieved from http://ojs.mjemonline.com/index.php/mjem/article/view/78

Abstract

Drowning incidents involve two million people each year, mostly children and young adults, and lead to 400,000 deaths worldwide. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the leading cause of death in the patients that are successfully rescued. Whereas the literature on the use of cardiac bypass for rewarming hypothermic patients in cardiac arrest (CA) after drowning is abundant, evidence on the use of extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for the treatment of ARDS secondary to water aspiration is scarce. We report the case of a patient who was rescued in CA after a drowning attempt and presented with a refractory ARDS after return of spontaneous circulation, successfully treated with ECMO.

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