Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Continuous Renal Replacement in a Neonate with Propionic Acidemia

J Extra Corpor Technol. 2017 Mar;49(1):64-66.


The usual indications for extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are for respiratory or cardiac failure. Although continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is frequently used when patients are on ECMO, the need for CRRT as the primary indication for ECMO is rare. A case of a neonate placed onto veno-venous ECMO for the use of CRRT to treat hyperammonemia from propionic acidemia is presented.

Keywords: continuous renal replacement; hyperammonemia; neonate; propionic academia; renal failure; veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Anastomosis, Surgical / methods*
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Propionic Acidemia / therapy*
  • Renal Replacement Therapy / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome