ECMO: Cost, Controversy and Ethics
Pp. 146-154 (9)
Jatinder S. Bhatia and Linda J. Wise
Extracorporeal Life Support is used routinely in infants, children and adults today. It is a labor intensive and costly treatment option. Two cases are presented to illustrate the complexity of decision making process.
ECMO, Cost, Controversy, Ethics, Utilization, Metabolic disorder, Meconium Aspiration Syndrome, Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, Intraventricular hemorrhage, Inhaled nitric oxide, High frequency ventilation
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, USA.