Predictors of mortality in children with respiratory failure: possible indications for ECMO.

@article{Rivera1990PredictorsOM,
  title={Predictors of mortality in children with respiratory failure: possible indications for ECMO.},
  author={Refugio Rivera and Warwick Butt and Frank A Shann},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={385-9}
}
There are many unproven methods of ventilation and oxygenation that have been used in children dying from respiratory failure, including extracorporeal devices and high frequency ventilation. However, no objective predictors of death have been developed that enable clinicians to decide when it is reasonable to use these therapies in children over one month… CONTINUE READING