Long-term pulmonary sequelae in children who were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for neonatal respiratory failure.

@article{Hamutcu2004LongtermPS,
  title={Long-term pulmonary sequelae in children who were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for neonatal respiratory failure.},
  author={Refika Ersu Hamutcu and Toni A Nield and Meena Garg and Thomas G. Keens and Arnold C G Platzker},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={114 5},
  pages={1292-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-saving therapy for neonates with intractable respiratory failure, but the long-term pulmonary outcome is unknown. Our aim was to investigate the long-term pulmonary sequelae of these children. STUDY DESIGN We studied 50 children at 11.1 +/- 1.1 years (mean +/- SD) who had been treated with neonatal ECMO for meconium aspiration syndrome (38%), sepsis (18%), sepsis with pneumonia (12%), congenital diaphragmatic hernia (12… CONTINUE READING