Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for refractory cardiac arrest after drowning: an 11-year experience.

@article{Champigneulle2015ExtracorporealLS,
  title={Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for refractory cardiac arrest after drowning: an 11-year experience.},
  author={B Champigneulle and F Bellenfant-Zegdi and Arnaud Follin and Christian Lebard and A Guinvarch and Francois Thomas and Romain Pirracchio and Didier Journois},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2015},
  volume={88},
  pages={126-31}
}
AIM Neuroprotective effects of hypothermia may explain surprisingly high survival rates reported after drowning in cold water despite prolonged submersion. We described a cohort of refractory hypothermic cardiac arrests (CA) due to drowning treated by extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and aimed to identify criteria associated with 24-h survival. METHODS Eleven-year period (2002-2012) retrospective study in the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary hospital (European Hospital… CONTINUE READING
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