Use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a patient with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage

S. Hinan Ahmed, Tariq Aziz, Joel Cochran, Kristin Highland

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was developed as a supportive therapy for severe respiratory failure. It has been shown to be life-saving in neonates and children with isolated respiratory failure, however, its usefulness in adults remains controversial. We report the successful use of ECMO in an adult patient with severe hypoxemic respiratory failure secondary to diffuse alveolar hemorrhage from Wegener granulomatosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-309
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2004



  • Aminocaproic acid
  • Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody
  • Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Respiratory failure
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's granulomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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