Journal article

Improved outcomes of paediatric extracorporeal support associated with technology change

V Ben Sivarajan, Derek Best, Christian P Brizard, Lara S Shekerdemian, Yves D'Udekem, Stephen B Horton, Warwick Butt

INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2010

Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the impact of a change in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) technology on patient and circuit outcomes. A retrospective single-centre study of all ECMO runs from 1988 to 2006 was performed. Predictors of survival to hospital discharge (primary outcome measure) were evaluated in the entire cohort by univariate and multivariate analysis. A detailed subgroup univariate and multivariate analysis was performed in the cardiac and respiratory groups to identify predictors of survival to hospital discharge. A total of 275 patients underwent 294 extracorporeal support runs at a median (interquartile range) age of 40 (3-639) days and weight of 4.0 (3.1-10) kg. The ..

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