48 h cessation of mechanical ventilation during venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe trauma: a case report


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)
DOI: 10.1007/s10047-017-0949-6


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