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One Hundred Seven Days of ECMO as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation: The Longest Duration Among Elderly Patients

 Eun Jung Kim  ;  Hyo Chae Paik  ;  Moo Suk Park  ;  Myunghwa Kim  ;  Shin Ok Koh  ;  You Jin Lee  ;  Sungwon Na 
 Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol.29(1) : 48-51, 2014 
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 Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine 
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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a means for supporting adequate gas exchange in patients with severe respiratory failure and is the only therapeutic option for ventilation-refractory patients awaiting lung transplantation. Moreover, defining the patients likely to benefit from ECMO as a bridge to transplantation has recently become a point of interest. Here, we report a case of prolonged ECMO support to a patient awaiting lung transplantation. A 66-year-old woman was diagnosed with acute interstitial pneumonia and was placed on veno-venous (VV) ECMO due to unsatisfactory gas exchange despite maximal ventilator care. She underwent bilateral lung transplantation after 99 days of ECMO and was successfully weaned from it on the 107th ECMO day. This is the longest period of ECMO support to be reported among elderly patients.
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고신옥(Koh, Shin Ok)
김명화(Kim, Myoung Hwa) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4723-9425
김은정(Kim, Eun Jung) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5693-1336
나성원(Na, Sungwon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1170-8042
박무석(Park, Moo Suk) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0820-7615
백효채(Paik, Hyo Chae) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9309-8235
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