Variation in electroencephalography and neuroimaging for children receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Joseph Kohne, M.D.

Children with severe heart or lung failure can be supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a technology first developed at the University of Michigan.  Children sick enough to require this support are at risk of brain injuries, including strokes and seizures. A recent study, led by CHEAR faculty Joseph Kohne, M.D. and Ryan Barbaro, M.D., M.S., showed that hospitals vary in the way they monitor for these injuries. This study highlights the need for researchers to identify children who are at risk of brain injury and provide guidance on how to monitor and screen for brain injuries on ECMO.

Collaborators: MacLaren G, Shellhaas RA, Benedetti G, Barbaro RP.

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