Extracorporeal Life Support Modalities to include:
- Extracorporeal Lung Assist via veno-veno route as an advanced modality to support Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
- Extracorporeal hepatic bypass as a means to facilitate repair of massive hepatic and retro-hepatic caval injuries.
- Plasma exchange and plasma filtration for Streptococcal Shock and possibly Gram Negative Shock
- Continuous dialysis and/or ultrafiltration:
a. impact upon survival in patients with multi-organ failure
b. solute clearance
c. nutritional aspects and nutritional implications of continuous dialytic modalities
d. cytokine clearance during continuous dialytic modalities
Advanced Respiratory Failure
- Positional therapy for ARDS
- Endobronchial techniques for control of broncopleural fistulas
- Alternative techniques to minimize ventilator induced lung injury
- Prevalence of ARDS in the State of Maryland
Jugular Venous Monitoring for Therapy of Intracranial Hypertention
Transport of the Critically Ill Patient
- Mobile ICU Transport/Inter-hospital transport of the extremely ill
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Acute Lung Injury
- Ventilation induced lung injury
- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
- Extracorporeal Carbon Dioxide Removal
- Extracorporeal Liver Exclusion for traumatic liver injury
- Liquid Breathing/Perflourocarbons
- Biomedical Development of Artificial Membrane Lung for Respiratory Failure
Prone Positioning in Respiratory Failure
- Mechanical Ventilation
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