Successful use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the treatment of acute chest syndrome in a child with severe sickle cell anemia.

@article{Trant1996SuccessfulUO,
  title={Successful use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the treatment of acute chest syndrome in a child with severe sickle cell anemia.},
  author={C. A. Trant and Janet R. Casey and David A Hansell and Ira M Cheifetz and Jon N. Meliones and Ross M. Ungerleider and Iley B. Browning and William J. Greeley},
  journal={ASAIO journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={236-9}
}
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is widely used in the treatment of respiratory and cardiovascular failure in neonatal patients. The authors present a case of a child with hemoglobin SS disease who was treated with ECMO after acute chest syndrome and acute respiratory distress syndrome developed. They also present data from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization on this use of ECMO from other centers. To date, there have been 15 pediatric patients with acute chest syndrome… CONTINUE READING