Journal article

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Group B Streptococcal Sepsis in Neonates: A Retrospective Study of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry

Luregn J Schlapbach, Mark D Chatfield, Peter Rycus, Graeme MacLaren

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: Neonatal group B streptococcal sepsis remains a leading cause of neonatal sepsis globally and is characterized by unique epidemiologic features. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has been recommended for neonatal septic shock refractory to conventional management, but data on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in group B streptococcal sepsis are scarce. We aimed to assess outcomes of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in neonates with group B streptococcal sepsis. DESIGN: Retrospective study of the international registry of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. SETTING: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation centers contributing to Extracorporeal Life Support Organizatio..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Dr. Schlapbach is supported by a Practitioner Fellowship of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and by the Children's Hospital Foundation, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. The remaining authors have disclosed that they do not have any potential conflicts of interest.