Welcome Letter from The guest editor
Extra corporeal life support systems have added a new frontier in the management of critically ill patients. Over the past ten years a new era in the ECLS evolved with the spread of H1N1. Now we can understand a lot more about pathology in different ling and heart diseases which changed our expectations for the patient prognosis. Although still costly to treat every patient with ECLS, but it became an attractive field for all critical care physicians, surgeons, pulmonologists, anesthesiologists, nurses and respiratory therapists. Pediatric and neonatal use especially in perioperative situations is growing as much as in adults with promising outcome.
This year is the sixth for SWAAC ELSO, we added a lot to our experience and would like to share with all the healthcare community and the main idea was to share complete interesting cases and new concepts.
This special issue is our small gift to the healthcare community with the great contribution from ELSO family and signature of our editor in chief, the founder of critical care specialty in Egypt; Professor Sherif Mokhtar. The leading role of our great professor Alia Abdelfattah who shared our enthusiasm in initiating this therapeutic technology in Egypt is always appreciated.
Again after all, My friend professor Tamer fahmy and Elsevier made it possible.© 2018 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.