Non-invasive ventilation for severe TRALI and myocardial stunning: report and literature review
First Online: 07 August 2012 Received: 11 February 2012 Revised: 28 May 2012 Accepted: 07 June 2012 DOI:
Cite this article as: Piastra, M., Luca, E., Stival, E. et al. Int J Hematol (2012) 96: 390. doi:10.1007/s12185-012-1126-6 Abstract
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a frequently under-diagnosed, although potentially fatal, condition that represents a leading cause of transfusion-related morbidity and mortality even in pediatric patients. Its main clinical features are characterized by rapidly evolving respiratory distress, hypoxia, pulmonary edema, and bilateral infiltrates on chest radiograph during or within 6 h of transfusion. We present a case of severe TRALI associated with myocardial stunning that occurred in a 14-year-old girl, and review the existing literature of pediatric TRALI. Our report suggests a potential role for NIV in the management of TRALI as the best profile both in terms of safety and effectiveness for hematologic patients.
Keywords ALI TRALI TACO Non-invasive ventilation Hemotransfusion complications References
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