Hemodynamic instability after the initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: role of ionized calcium.

@article{Meliones1991HemodynamicIA,
  title={Hemodynamic instability after the initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: role of ionized calcium.},
  author={Jon N. Meliones and Frank W. Moler and Joseph R. Custer and Stephen Ansolabehere Jonathan Rodden James M. Snyder and M. K. Dekeon and Steven Mark Donn and Robin A. Chapman and Robert H. Bartlett},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={1247-51}
}
OBJECTIVES To prospectively document the occurrence of ionized hypocalcemia in infants and children treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), to determine if the type of calcium salt (calcium chloride or gluconate) used in priming the ECMO circuit affected ionized calcium, to determine if ionized calcium concentrations correlate with total calcium, protein, albumin, or total magnesium values, and to determine if the hypotension usually observed after ECMO initiation correlates… CONTINUE READING