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Neurology/Liver
Fixed Pupillary Light Reflex due to Peripheral Neuropathy after Liver Transplantation
Kwan Hyung Kim, Namo Kim, Sungwon Na, Jaewon Jang, Jeongmin Kim
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2015;30(3):191-195.   Published online August 31, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2015.30.3.191
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A 46- year-old female patient was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after liver transplantation. About an hour later after the ICU admission, she had no pupillary light reflex. Both pupils were also fixed at 5 mm. Patients who undergo liver transplantation are susceptible to neurologic disorders including hepatic encephalopathy, thromboembolism and intracranial hemorrhage. Abnormal pupillary light reflex usually indicates a serious neurologic emergency in these patients; however, benign neurologic disorders such as peripheral autonomic neuropathy or Holmes-Adie syndrome should also be considered. We experienced a case of fixed pupillary light reflex after liver transplantation diagnosed as peripheral autonomic neuropathy.
Cardiology/Anesthesiology
Early Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Massive Aspiration during Anesthesia Induction
Namo Kim, Kwan Hyung Kim, Jeong Min Kim, Su Youn Choi, Sungwon Na
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2015;30(2):109-114.   Published online May 31, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2015.30.2.109
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Although the incidence is not high in the general surgical population, pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents can result in serious long-term morbidity and mortality. We report a case of early use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to correct severe hypoxemia refractory to conventional mechanical ventilation in a patient with massive aspiration of gastric contents immediately followed by acute lung injury during general anesthesia induction. A 64-year-old woman diagnosed with stomach cancer was scheduled for elective diagnostic laparoscopy. Although there was no sign of gastrointestinal tract obstruction and midnight Nil per Os (NPO) was performed before the operation, pulmonary aspiration occurred during the induction of anesthesia. Despite the endotracheal intubation with mechanical ventilation, severe hypoxemia with hypercapnea persisted. Medical team agreed with applying veno-venous (VV) ECMO, and her blood gas analysis results became stable. ECMO was weaned successfully 9 days after the first aspiration event had occurred. Based on this case, early application of extracorporeal life support can have survival benefits.

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  • Massive aspiration syndrome: a possible indication for “emergent” veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation?: a case report
    Emiliano Gamberini, Venerino Poletti, Emanuele Russo, Alessandro Circelli, Marco Benni, Giovanni Scognamiglio, Domenico Pietro Santonastaso, Costanza Martino, Linda Domenichini, Romina Biondi, Giorgia Bastoni, Etrusca Brogi, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccol
    Journal of Medical Case Reports.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy for Aspiration Pneumonia in a Patient following Left Pneumonectomy for Lung Cancer
    Jangwhan Jo, Yang Gi Ryu
    Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine.2016; 31(2): 156.     CrossRef
Cardiology
Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava Detected Incidentally after Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
Hyun Jeong Lee, Namo Kim, Hyelin Lee, Jae Kwang Shim, Jong Wook Song
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2015;30(1):22-26.   Published online February 28, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2015.30.1.22
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We present a case of pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) placement through the right internal jugular vein, bridging vein and coronary sinus in a patient with previously unrecognized persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) and diminutive right superior vena cava. A 61-year-old male patient was scheduled for mitral valve repair for regurgitation. Preoperative transthoracic echocardiography revealed dilated coronary sinus, but no further evaluations were performed. During advancement of the PAC, right ventricular and pulmonary arterial pressure tracing was observed at 50 and 60 cm, respectively. Transesophageal echocardiography ruled out intracardiac knotting and revealed the presence of the PAC in the LSVC, entering the right ventricle from the coronary sinus. Diminutive right superior vena cava was observed after sternotomy. The PAC was left in place for 2 days postoperatively without any complications. This case emphasizes that the possibility of LSVC and associated anomalies should always be ruled out in patients with dilated coronary sinus.

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    Biomedical Materials & Devices.2024; 2(2): 968.     CrossRef
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography–Guided Placement of a Pulmonary Artery Catheter in a Patient With a Known Persistent Left but Unknown Absent Right Superior Vena Cava
    Jenna L. Leclerc, Raymond Clemes, Cristina Fuss, Conrad J. Macon, Peter M. Schulman
    Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.2024;[Epub]     CrossRef

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