Hemorrhagic complications during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: prevention and treatment.

@article{Sell1986HemorrhagicCD,
  title={Hemorrhagic complications during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: prevention and treatment.},
  author={Linda L Sell and Marc L. Cullen and Grant C. Whittlesey and S T Yedlin and Arvin I. Philippart and Mary P Bedard and Michael D. Klein},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={1087-91}
}
Hemorrhage related to systemic heparinization is the major complication of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is the most devastating complication. ICH developed in 13 of our 25 ECMO patients (52%). Six died, six survived with normal neurologic function, and one is severely impaired. In nine of 13 patients (69%) ECMO was discontinued when serial cranial ultrasounds showed progressive ICH. Seizures developed in six infants while receiving ECMO, and ICH… CONTINUE READING
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