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RESEARCH: “Neonatal Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Due to Respiratory Failure: A Single Center Experience Over 28 Years”

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RESEARCH: “Neonatal Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Due to Respiratory Failure: A Single Center Experience Over 28 Years”

Background: ECMO therapy is worldwide declining in the neonatal population; hence, its therapeutic value is sometimes questioned.

Objectives: To report our experience with neonatal ECMO due to respiratory failure over a 28 year time period.

Methods: Retrospective single center observational study including all neonates admitted to ECMO due to respiratory failure between 1989 and 2016 at Graz, Austria. Data were collected regarding survival rate, duration of ECMO, complications, length of hospital stay, changes over time, and follow-up.

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