Justyna Swol

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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)
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)
This article resurrects a historical technique using a new technology by describing the results of a retrospective, observational, single-center study that investigated the effects of propofol compared with isoflurane sedation on patient outcomes after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). No differences in patient outcomes were observed between the(More)
We report the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in a trauma patient with an incidental finding of open tuberculosis (TB). Sedation was reduced during extracorporeal support and awake veno-venous ECMO was successfully performed. Subsequently, accidental cannula removal caused major blood loss which required the administration of(More)
A 32-year-old motorcyclist who was hit by a tram subsequently presented with blunt force thoracic trauma, a pelvic fracture and a penetrating injury to the left lower extremity. Coagulopathy persisted following surgery of the leg and pelvic vascular intervention. Bedside thoracotomy was performed to treat pneumothorax and pneumopericardium. Severe hypoxemia(More)
This single-center retrospective study included a total of 99 extracorporeal life support (ECLS) cannulated patients assigned to a traumatic extracorporeal life-support cohort (TECLS) or a non-traumatic extracorporeal life-support cohort (NTECLS). Forty-nine TECLS patients and 50 NTECLS patients were compared. The TECLS patients were significantly younger(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)
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)
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)