This scientific report describes existing data (as of 1990) on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a highly invasive therapy used for infants with cardiorespiratory failure. The information in this report was current at the date of publication, but has not been updated. The document is provided for historical purposes only.
In 1990, the NICHD convened a workshop on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which at the time was a new, highly invasive therapy for infants with cardiorespiratory failure, with support from the NIH Office of Medical Applications of Research, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. This 93-page report describes the workshop and the topics discussed, including prevention and therapeutic alternatives, research, and other considerations. The information in this plan was current at the date of publication, but has not been updated. The document is provided for historical purposes only.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, DHHS. (1993). Diffusion of ECMO Technology: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (Report of the Workshop) (Reference Only) (93-3399). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.