How is the acute deterioration computed in neonates considered for ECMO?

Updated: Dec 21, 2017
  • Author: Edwin Rodriguez-Cruz, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Acute deterioration may be computed as follows:

  • PaO2 of 30-40 mm Hg or less for 2 hours

  • pH of 7.25 or less for 2 hours

  • Intractable hypotension


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