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ECMO

Question: ECMO – any benefit for neonates?

10 Dec, 07 | by Bob Phillips

ECMO kitDoes extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation improve survival for severely unwell neonates with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia?

A neonate on the intensive care unit with an isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia is failing on conventional ventilation. There are no exclusion criteria for extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Should the neonate be transferred for ECMO?
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