Use of pumpless extracorporeal lung assist as rescue therapy in adolescent with cystic fibrosis

Yalindag-Ozturk N. , Vuran C., Karakoc F., Ersu R.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.55, sa.4, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ped.12129


There is abundant evidence that artificial ventilation can aggravate pre-existing lung disease, which may contribute to morbidity and mortality. This is especially true for patients with air leakages. This case report describes the use of a pumpless extracorporeal lung assist as a rescue therapy to provide time to heal during the mechanical ventilation of a 16-year-old with cystic fibrosis who could not be managed via conventional means.