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Machine learning can predict pediatric ECMO patients at risk of brain injury – News-Medical.Net

When newborn babies or children with heart or lung distress are struggling to survive, doctors often turn to a form of life support that uses artificial lungs.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 1 2020
When newborn babies or children with heart or lung distress are struggling to survive, doctors often turn to a form of life support that uses artificial lungs. This treatment, called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), has been credited with saving countless lives. But in some cases, it can also lead to long-term brain injury.
Now, a research team led by UT Southwestern scientists has shown that a machine learning program can predict, more a…

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