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Protein Found to Predict Brain Injury in Children on ECMO Life Support - 11/19/2010

Protein Found to Predict Brain Injury in Children on ECMO Life Support

Findings may help prevent brain damage in vulnerable patients
Release Date: November 19, 2010

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center scientists have discovered that high blood levels of a protein commonly found in the central nervous system can predict brain injury and death in critically ill children on a form of life support called extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO.

For additional information:

http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/Protein-Found-to-Predict-Brain-Injury-in-Children-on-ECMO-Life-Support.aspx 

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