Frank W. Moler

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BACKGROUND Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has been used for over two decades in select patients after cardiac surgery. We previously described factors associated with death in this population. We now review our recent experience to reassess factors related to mortality. METHODS All pediatric patients who received ECLS support within 7 days after(More)
The collected data on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), now referred to as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), for pediatric cardiac support has not been analyzed. The purpose of this study was to review the Extracorporeal Life Support (ELSO) Registry data to evaluate the results, identify possible predictors of outcome, and attempt to establish(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to describe a single-center experience with pediatric extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and to determine variables predictive of outcome in pediatric patients, both before the institution of ECLS and while on support. METHODS From October 1985 to September 1998 the authors supported 128 children with severe acute(More)
BACKGROUND The use of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) for postoperative cardiac patients has not resulted in the same high success rate as when ECMO is used for neonates with pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary failure. The reason for this is poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed retrospectively all pediatric patients placed on(More)
OBJECTIVES 1) To describe clinical characteristics, hospital courses, and outcomes of a cohort of children cared for within the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network who experienced in-hospital cardiac arrest with sustained return of circulation between July 1, 2003 and December 31, 2004, and 2) to identify factors associated with hospital(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the relative frequency of pediatric in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation events occurring in ICUs compared to general wards. We hypothesized that the proportion of pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation provided in ICUs versus general wards has increased over the past decade, and this shift is(More)
OBJECTIVES : To describe a large multicenter cohort of pediatric cardiac arrest (CA) with return of circulation (ROC) from either the in-hospital (IH) or the out-of-hospital (OH) setting and to determine whether significant differences related to pre-event, arrest event, early postarrest event characteristics, and outcomes exist that would be critical in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine recent morbidity and mortality rates from respiratory syncytial virus infection in a pediatric congenital heart disease population. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study design. SETTING The C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Medical Center. PATIENTS A total of 740 pediatric patients hospitalized at the University(More)
OBJECTIVE Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used with increasing frequency in the treatment of acute respiratory failure in pediatric patients. Our objective in this study was to test the hypothesis that ECMO improves outcome in pediatric patients with acute respiratory failure. DESIGN Multicenter, retrospective cohort analysis. (More)
OBJECTIVE Liquid ventilation with perfluorocarbon previously has not been reported in pediatric patients with respiratory failure beyond the neonatal period. We evaluated the technique of partial liquid ventilation in six pediatric patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome of sufficient severity to require extracorporeal life support (ECLS). (More)