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OBJECTIVE Veno-venous extracorporeal oxygenation for respiratory support has emerged as a rescue alternative for patients with hypoxemia. However, in some patients with more severe lung injury, extracorporeal support fails to restore arterial oxygenation. Based on four clinical vignettes, the aims of this article were to describe the pathophysiology of this… (More)
A clinical presentation, evaluation and diagnosis of an aviator with stage 0 chronic lymphocytic leukemia discovered while being evaluated for asymptomatic mitral valve prolapse are discussed. The aeromedical disposition of this patient is also presented.