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A Journal on Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0026-4946

Online ISSN 1827-1715


Minerva Pediatrica 2012 August;64(4):439-45


Challenges in non-neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Houmes R. J. 1, Wildschut E. 1, Pokorna P. 2, Vobruba V. 2, Kraemer U. 1, Reiss I. 1, 3, Tibboel D. 1

1 Intensive Care and Department of Pediatric Surgery, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands;
2 Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics PICU/NICU, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic;
3 Division of Neonatology, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

This review will address the different challenges for the use of non-neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). It will discuss the available evidence for the use of pediatric ECMO in respiratory and circulatory failure, focusing on indications and contra-indications and choice of ECMO mode. Furthermore we will try to define optimal treatment goals, identify primary outcome parameters and calculate the expected need for non-neonatal ECMO per 1.000.000 inhabitants.

language: English


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