Biography

Kathryn Fletcher published latest article in Seminars in perinatology entitled An overview of medical ECMO for neonates. This article is available in PubMed with an unique identification number PMID: 29336834 and it is published in 2018. The coauthors of this article are Fletcher K, Chapman R, Keene S.


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Article Title: An overview of medical ECMO for neonates.

Co-Author(s): Fletcher K, Chapman R, Keene S

Affiliation(s): Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, LAC + USC Medical Center, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Division of Neonatology, Fetal and Neonatal Institute, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

PMID 29336834, Year 2018

Abstract: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a life-saving therapy for respiratory and cardiac failure, was first used in neonates in the 1970s. The indications and criteria for ECMO have changed over the years, but it continues to be an important option for those who have failed other medical therapies. Since the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Registry was established in 1989, more than 29,900 neonates have been placed on ECMO for respiratory failure, with 84% surviving their ECMO course, and 73% surviving to discharge or transfer. In this chapter, we will review the basics of ECMO, patient characteristics and criteria, patient management, ECMO complications, special uses of neonatal ECMO, and patient outcomes.

Journal: Seminars in perinatology

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