Hypercalcemia associated with extracorporeal life support in neonates.

  title={Hypercalcemia associated with extracorporeal life support in neonates.},
  author={Jon H Fridriksson and Michael A. Helmrath and Jacqueline J Wessel and Brad W. Warner},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={36 3},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Disturbances in calcium homeostasis are common at initiation of extracorporeal life support (ECLS). At the authors' institution many neonates undergoing ECLS have developed hypercalcemia. To determine the frequency of hypercalcemia in neonates during ECLS we performed retrospective chart review of neonates that required ECLS at our neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS The authors identified 76 consecutive neonates who underwent ECLS before 10 days of age at Cincinnati… CONTINUE READING