How are fluids and nutritional needs managed in pediatric patients on ECMO?

Updated: Dec 21, 2017
  • Author: Edwin Rodriguez-Cruz, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Patients on ECMO require close monitoring of fluids and electrolytes. The high-energy requirements should be met using hyperalimentation techniques. The patient's weight increases in the first 1-3 days on ECMO because of fluid retention.


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