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Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) in neonates and children – experiences of a multidisciplinary paediatric intensive care unit


1University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Dept. of Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care

DOI: 10.22514/SV31.022008.4 Vol.3,Issue S1,February 2008 pp.17-21

Published: 01 February 2008

*Corresponding Author(s): IVAN VIDMAR E-mail:


Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation ECMO was applied in 18 patients. All children had deep hypoxia and 80% prob-ability of dying. Average duration of ECMO in newborns was 131 hours, and in older patients 253 hours. Seven patients were discharged from the intensive care unit (late survivors), 5 of them are in perfect somatic and mental condition.


extracorporeal membra-nous oxygenation, neonate, child

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IVAN VIDMAR ,JANEZ PRIMOŽIČ,GORAZD KALAN,ŠTEFAN GROSEK. Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) in neonates and children – experiences of a multidisciplinary paediatric intensive care unit. Signa Vitae. 2008. 3(S1);17-21.


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