The effect of on-site extracorporeal membrane oxygenation on the therapy choice and outcomes of neonates with persistent pulmonary hypertension.

Abstract

The effect of on-site extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (OS-ECMO) and selection criteria on the utilization rate of this technology is unknown. We retrospectively studied 55 neonates who were admitted to Arkansas Children's Hospital from 1985 to 1993. We compared the ECMO utilization, mortality, and morbidity rates for outborn neonates with moderate and… (More)

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