Relationship of ECMO duration with outcomes after pediatric cardiac surgery: a multi-institutional analysis.

@article{Gupta2015RelationshipOE,
  title={Relationship of ECMO duration with outcomes after pediatric cardiac surgery: a multi-institutional analysis.},
  author={Punkaj Gupta and Michael J. Robertson and Brandon W. Beam and Jeffrey M. Gossett and Michael Schmitz and Christopher L. Carroll and Jacob D Edwards and J. Dennis Fortenberry and Warwick Butt},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2015},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={619-27}
}
BACKGROUND There are very sparse data on the outcomes of children receiving prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) after cardiac surgery. This study was aimed to evaluate the association of ECMO duration with outcomes in children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease using the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database. METHODS Patients aged ≤18 years receiving ECMO after pediatric cardiac surgery (with or without cardiopulmonary bypass) at a PHIS… CONTINUE READING