Predictors of mortality and neurological morbidity in children undergoing extracorporeal life support for cardiac disease.

@article{Chow2004PredictorsOM,
  title={Predictors of mortality and neurological morbidity in children undergoing extracorporeal life support for cardiac disease.},
  author={Gabriel C S Chow and Bhagawan Koirala and Derek G. Armstrong and Brian M McCrindle and Desmond G Bohn and David S Edgell and John Coles and Gabrielle A de Veber},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={38-43}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors for death and adverse neurological outcomes in children receiving extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for cardiac indications. METHODS A retrospective single centre consecutive cohort study was conducted in children who received ECLS for cardiac indications between January 1990 and June 2000. Health records and neuroimaging films were assessed, and long-term outcomes were obtained by standardized telephone… CONTINUE READING
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