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Recovery after ECMO in children with ARDS

Recovery after ECMO in children with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome


This is a study to learn more about how children recover after their lungs are so sick they need the support of a lung machine called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). This information will be used to improve the healthcare for children receiving ECMO support.

Who May Qualify?:

Children who are:

  • Aged 14 days to 17 years
  • Admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) 
  • Have at least moderate pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
Who Does Not Qualify:

Children who are not:

  • Age 14 days to 17 years
  • Admitted to the PICU
  • On ECMO
Interested in participating?
We are currently recruiting
Study Sponsor:

University of Michigan

Full IRB Study Title:
ASCEND (ARDS in Children and ECMO initiation strategies impact on Neuro-Development)
IRB Study ID:
If you are interested in this study or have questions about your child's eligibility, please contact:

Heather Anthony
Clinical Research Nurse

Lead Investigator
Patricia Raimer, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric ECMO Program; Pediatric Intensivist
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PICU)

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