Justyna Swol

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Necrotizing soft tissue infection of an extremity is a rare but life-threatening disease. The disease is an infection that involves the soft tissue layer and is characterized by rapidly spreading inflammation (especially of the fascial planes and the surrounding tissues) with a high mortality. Early diagnosis is essential for the outcome of the patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) devices maintain the circulation and oxygenation of organs during acute right ventricular failure and cardiogenic shock, bypassing the lungs. A pulmonary embolism can cause this life-threatening condition. ECLS is a considerably less invasive treatment than surgical embolectomy. Whether to bridge embolectomy or(More)
Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are life-threatening complications in trauma patients. Despite the implantation of a veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vv ECMO), sufficient oxygenation (arterial SaO(2)  > 90%) is not always achieved. The additive use of high-frequency oscillation ventilation (HFOV) and(More)
BACKGROUND The use of a double lumen cannula for veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (v.v. ECMO) offers several advantages such as cannulation with only one cannula, patient comfort and the earlier mobilization and physiotherapy. The cannulation should be performed under visual wire and cannula placement into the right atrium, which is(More)
The objective is to assess the influence of infections and the microbiological spectrum on the general outcome of patients undergoing therapy with extracorporeal devices (ECDs), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, extracorporeal life support, and pumpless extracorporeal lung assist. We performed a single-center, retrospective analysis of 99 patients(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with a body mass index (BMI) > 35 kg/m(2) , or in extreme cases weighting > 250 kg, we are faced with special challenges in therapy and logistics. The aim was to analyze the feasibility of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in these patients. METHODS We report 12 adult patients [10 male, 2 female; mean age 56.7 (34-74)(More)
Thoracic injury following a major trauma can be life threatening. Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vv-ECMO) can be used as a support to mechanical ventilation when acute respiratory distress syndrome is present. We report the case of an 18-year-old male driver who strayed from the road and fell 15 m into a backyard by landing on the roof of(More)
The use of a dual lumen cannula (DLC) for venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has several advantages and reports of complications are rare. We present a case of thrombosis around and inside the Avalon Elite™ bicaval DLC (Avalon Laboratories, Rancho Dominguez, CA, US), for which simple removal by retraction was impossible. A 30-year-old man(More)
The use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR; ECPR) has been repeatedly published as non-randomized studies, mainly case series and case reports. The aim of this article is to support physicians, perfusionists, nurses and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) specialists who regularly perform ECPR or are willing(More)