Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for term neonates with severe respiratory failure
Record ID 31998008878
The author examines whether it would be worthwhile to provide extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for newborn babies with severe respiratory failure.
Authors' results and conclusions: The most reliable of the studies, the large RCT, found mortality to be 30% among babies receiving ECMO compared with 59% among those receiving conventional treatment.
Authors' recommendations: In view of research suggesting that babies given ECMO after birth have lower mortality than others, similar morbidity at 1 year old and normal mental development at school age, the author recommends the use of ECMO.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.wihrd.soton.ac.uk
Year Published: 1996
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Costs and Cost Analysis
- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
- Infant, Newborn
- Respiratory Insufficiency
Organisation Name: Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development
Contact Address: Pauline King. Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development, Boldrewood Medical School, Bassett Crescent East, Highfield, Southampton. SO16 7PX Tel. +44 1703 595661 Fax +44 1703 595662
Copyright: Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development (WIHRD)
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