Extracorporeal Lung Assist for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Past, Present and Future

  • R. Kopp
  • U. Steinseifer
  • R. Rossaint
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In the most severe cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), additional strategies seem necessary to prevent additional lung injury, life threatening hypoxemia, and fatal outcomes. In the context of clinical algorithms (Fig. 1) and prospective trials, inhaled vasodilators, partial liquid ventilation, high frequency ventilation, and prone position have been used for this purpose.


Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Acute Respiratory Failure Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Patient Artificial Lung 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Kopp
    • 1
  • U. Steinseifer
    • 2
  • R. Rossaint
    • 1
  1. 1.Surgical Intensive Care MedicineUniversity HospitalAachenGermany
  2. 2.Chair of Applied Medical EngineeringUniversity HospitalAachenGermany

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