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[Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome complicating type A (H1N1) influenza treated with extracorporeal CO2 removal].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Anestezjologia intensywna terapia
Publication Date
Volume
43
Issue
2
Pages
98–103
Identifiers
PMID: 22011871
Source
Medline

Abstract

During the 2009 pandemic, a high number of pulmonary complications were observed all over the world. Viral infections are especially difficult to treat and the CESAR study indicated that the use of ECMO or extracorporeal CO2 removal devices may result in a lower mortality when compared with standard therapy. We conclude that the use of a simple CO2 removal device can be beneficial in complicated cases of AH1N1 influenza.

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