Lung Transplantation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
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Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening disease with a high mortality rate. Many therapeutic trials have been attempted to improve this situation with little success. Since the pandemic H1N1 period in 2009, extracorporeal oxygenation therapy has become one of the common rescue treatments for severe ARDS.With the use of advanced rescue therapies, such as ECMO support, lung transplantation (LTPL) has been attempted an alternative therapeutic approach for severe ARDS. LTPL could also represent a potential approach to consider in cases of refractory hypoxemia. There are limited data on the use of LTPL as a therapeutic option in cases of severe ARDS but we here report a case of influenza pneumonia-induced ARDS that was successfully treated in this way.......

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