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How well does ecmo work for ivh?

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Dr. Clara Song
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Contraindicated

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) is contraindicated in cases of severe intracranial or intraventricular hemorrhage (ivh).
During ecmo, anti-coagulation therapy (blood thinning) is necessary which can worsen this condition.

In brief: Contraindicated

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) is contraindicated in cases of severe intracranial or intraventricular hemorrhage (ivh).
During ecmo, anti-coagulation therapy (blood thinning) is necessary which can worsen this condition.
Dr. Clara Song
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: ECMO ->ECLS

The new term for ecmo is ecls = extracorporeal life support.
Ecls is used to support the functions of the lungs and the heart, when these organs have failed. To my knowledge ecls is not a treatment for intraventricular hemorrhage (ivh) if that is what you mean by ivh. In fact newborns who are treated with ecls may develop ivh because of the anti-coagulation that is a necessary part of ecls.

In brief: ECMO ->ECLS

The new term for ecmo is ecls = extracorporeal life support.
Ecls is used to support the functions of the lungs and the heart, when these organs have failed. To my knowledge ecls is not a treatment for intraventricular hemorrhage (ivh) if that is what you mean by ivh. In fact newborns who are treated with ecls may develop ivh because of the anti-coagulation that is a necessary part of ecls.
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