OBJECTIVES: To develop a prognostic model for predicting mortality at time of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation initiation for children which is important for determining center-specific risk-adjusted outcomes.
DESIGN: Multivariable logistic regression using a large national cohort of pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients.
SETTING: The ICUs of the eight tertiary care children’s hospitals of the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network.
PATIENTS: Five-hundred fourteen children (< 19 yr old), enrolled with an initial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation run for any indication between January 2012 and September 2014.
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