Virtual Conference
Pediatrics 2022

Palanikumar Balasundaram

The Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

Title: Preterm neonate delivered to COVID-19 positive mother on ECMO support


Despite ongoing research and recent discoveries, there remains a paucity of data regarding COVID-19 and its implications for pregnant women, particularly its effects on the developing fetus. To date, there are a limited number of articles available regarding the utility of Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for cardio-respiratory support of pregnant women during the perinatal period. Additionally, there are only a few case reports detailing the delivery management of a baby born to a mother on ECMO support. Here, we report a case of a premature, low birth weight neonate delivered by a 32-year-old woman while on ECMO due to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome resulting from COVID-19 infection.


Palanikumar Balasundaram is a pediatrician in Brooklyn, New York. He received his medical degree from Stanley Medical College SMC and has been in practice between 11-20 years. His special areas of interest include Neonatology, Mechanical ventilator