Commentary: Running the Bypass Route: What Does Neonatal ECMO Have to Offer?

      Excellent outcomes are achievable with ECMO support of neonates with respiratory failure.
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      • Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Neonatal Respiratory Support
        Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 32Issue 3
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          To review our experience with Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for respiratory support in neonates. From 1989 to 2018 2114 patients underwent respiratory ECMO support, with 764 (36%) neonates. Veno-Venous (V-V) cannulation was used in 428 (56%) neonates and Veno-Arterial (V-A) in 336 (44%). Historically V-V ECMO was our preferred modality, but due to lack of suitable cannula in the last 7 years V-A was used in 209/228 (92%) neonates. Mean and inter-quartile range of ECMO duration was 117 hours (inter-quartile range 90 to 164 hours).
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