Publications by authors named "Chew Houng"

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support in a situation of diagnostic dilemma.

Heart Lung Circ 2012 Dec 18;21(12):821-3. Epub 2012 May 18.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sydney Children's Hospital, High Street, Randwick, NSW, Australia.

Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in children carries a high morbidity and mortality. High frequency ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are used as rescue modes of support in difficult situations. Malignancy may be considered to be a relative contraindication to ECMO support. We report a case where the decision was made to support the patient with ECMO for fulminant Epstein-Barr (EBV) infection while investigations were being done to exclude an underlying malignancy.
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December 2012