Pumpless extracorporeal lung assist (pECLA) in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and severe brain injury.

Abstract

BACKGROUND A retrospective analysis was performed to estimate the practicability of a pumpless extracorporeal lung assist system (pECLA) in trauma patients suffering from severe brain injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS Five patients with acute severe brain injury and ARDS, ventilated in a lung protective mode, were… (More)

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