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The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) is an international non-profit consortium of health care institutions who are dedicated to the development and evaluation of novel therapies for support of failing organ systems. Crucial is the promotion of a broad multidisciplinary collaboration. The primary mission of the Organization is to maintain a registry of, at least, use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in active ELSO centers. As appropriate, registries of other novel forms of organ system support are within the purview of ELSO. Registry data is to be used to support clinical research, support regulatory agencies, and support individual ELSO centers. ELSO provides educational programs for active centers as well as for the broader medical and lay communities

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ECMO Research

What is ECMO?
What is ECMO? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar 15;193(6):P9-P10 Authors: PMID: 26977974 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Carefusion 2200 Inc - CareFusion, SnowdenPencer, DiamondFlex - Class 1 Recall
DIAMOND-FLEX CIRCULAR RETRACTOR, ANGLED, 40MM 5MM, Product Code 89-6114, Lot Code(s): 878971; 879366; 879404, and Date Code: C16. Designed to retract or elevate organs and tissue to provide better visualization access.

Stryker Sustainability Solutions - Angiodynamics Soft Vu Omni Flush Catheter - Class 1 Recall
AngioDynamics Soft Vu Omni Flush Angiographic Catheter Model Number: 10732203

HeartWare Inc - Ventricular Assist Device - Class 1 Recall
HeartWare Ventricular Assist System: HeartWare Battery, Lithium Ion, 14.8 V, Rx only. Catalog 1650 (US) and 1650, 1650-DE and A00035 (OUS) Product Usage: Used as a bridge-to-cardiac transplantation in patients who are at risk of death from refractory end-stage left ventricular heart failure. The HeartWare...

Hummingbird Med - Class 1 Recall
ABG-HM-1 Hummi Micro Draw Blood Transfer Device; Used for blood transfer and collection from peripheral arterial line catheters.

Merge Healthcare, Inc. - Merge PACS - Class 2 Recall
Merge PACS software. The firm name on the label is Merge Healthcare, Hartland, WI. Intended to create and display two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of anatomy from a series of digitally acquired images.

Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas - Analytical XRay Fluorescence Systems of model family Delta - Class 2 Recall
Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas Corporation ( OSSA ) Model: Analytical X-Ray System X -Ray Fluorescence. Intended to emit ionizing radiation Delta with models: DC-2000, DC-4000, DC-6000, DI-2000, DP-2000, DP-4000, DP-4050, DP- 6000, DPO-4000, DPO-6000, DS-2000, DS-4000, DS-6000, DS-6500, Delta, Delta...

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ECMO Clinical Trial

Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic considerations for the optimization of antimicrobial delivery in the critically ill.
Author: Tsai D, Lipman J, Roberts JA
Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic considerations for the optimization of antimicrobial delivery in the critically ill. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2015 Oct;21(5):412-20 Authors: Tsai D, Lipman J, Roberts JA Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antimicrobials are very commonly used...