Extracorporeal life support in polytraumatized patients.

  title={Extracorporeal life support in polytraumatized patients.},
  author={Massimo Bonacchi},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  volume={33 Pt B},
Major trauma is a leading cause of death, particularly amongst young patients. Conventional therapies for post-traumatic cardiovascular shock and acute pulmonary failure may sometimes be insufficient and even dangerous. New approaches to trauma care and novel salvage techniques are necessary to improve outcomes. Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has proven… CONTINUE READING