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Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis causing severe hypoxemic respiratory failure treated with sequential whole-lung lavage utilizing venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11555544     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is characterized by the accumulation of proteinaceous material in the alveoli leading to varying degrees of impairment in gas exchange. Generally, the degree of hypoxemia is mild, and it is rare to have respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. We present a 53-year-old woman with the most severe degree of hypoxemia associated with alveolar proteinosis reported in the English-language adult literature. Her therapy of sequential whole-lung lavage performed while receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in one operative session is the first reported successful use of this approach.
E S Cohen; E Elpern; M R Silver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-13     Completed Date:  2001-10-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1024-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / etiology
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / methods*
Irrigation / methods*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis / complications*,  radiography
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology*,  therapy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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