Evaluation of furosemide regimens in neonates treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

van der Vorst MM, Wildschut E, Houmes RJ, Gischler SJ, Kist-van Holthe JE, Burggraaf J, van der Heijden AJ, Tibboel D

Loop diuretics are the most frequently used diuretics in patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In patients after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery, the use of continuous furosemide infusion is increasingly documented. Because ECMO and CPB are 'comparable' procedures, continuous furosemide infusion is used in newborns on ECMO. We report on the use of continuous intravenous furosemide in neonates treated with ECMO.