Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for term neonates with severe respiratory failure

Anthony D
Record ID 31998008878
Authors' objectives:

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
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • 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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