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Neonatal ECMO Study of Temperature (NEST)--a randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Existing evidence indicates that once mature neonates with severe cardio-respiratory failure become eligible for Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) their chances of intact survival are doubled if they actually receive ECMO. However, significant numbers survive with disability. NEST is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial designed to test whether, in neonates requiring ECMO, cooling to 34 degrees C for the first 48 to 72 hours of their ECMO course leads to improved l...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2431-10-24

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC pediatrics Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
24
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1471-2431
ISSN:
1471-2431
Source identifiers:
258438

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