|Title:||Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation application in post-partum hemorrhage patients: Is post-partum hemorrhage contraindicated?||Authors:||SHIN-YU LIN
|Issue Date:||2017||Journal Volume:||43||Journal Issue:||10||Start page/Pages:||1649-1654||Source:||Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research||Abstract:||
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is commonly used in patients who experience circulatory arrest or significant cardiac dysfunction and is associated with improved clinical outcomes. We conducted a retrospective observational study on ECMO application at a single tertiary center over a five-year period. Five patients who suffered post-partum hemorrhage resulting from uterine atony were treated with ECMO. The mean age was 36.8?±?3.9?years; the mean gestational age was 37.8?±?2.2?weeks; the initial mean maternal hemoglobin level was 5.0?±?2.4?mg/dL; and the mean estimated blood loss was 3260?±?1545?mL before treatment. All patients were treated with venoarterial ECMO and one was treated with both venoarterial and venovenous ECMO. The mean ECMO usage duration was 32.6?±?18.8 h (range 10–54). Four (80%) patients survived until discharge without experiencing neurological sequela. ECMO should not be a contraindication for treatment of post-partum hemorrhage and such patients should be weaned as soon as possible to ensure the early recovery of cardiac function. ? 2017 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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