Matthew Paden

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Extracorporeal support for neonatal/pediatric ARF

1. Description of the problem Acute respiratory failure is common in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. When traditional mechanical ventilation techniques fail, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can provide temporary, life saving, respiratory support. ECMO is provided only to a select group of patients with a high mortality risk (>75%). Overall survival to discharge…

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