Identifying neonates at a very high risk for mortality among children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

@article{Haricharan2009IdentifyingNA,
  title={Identifying neonates at a very high risk for mortality among children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.},
  author={Ramanath N Haricharan and Douglas C. Barnhart and Hong Cheng and Elizabeth S. Delzell},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={87-93}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify mortality risk factors in children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and generate a prediction score for those at a very high risk for mortality. METHODS Data on first ECMO runs of all neonates with CDH, between January 1997 and June 2007, were obtained from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry (N = 2678). The data were split into "training data (TD)" (n = 2006… CONTINUE READING

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