Welcome to ELSO!

 

What is ELSO?

The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) is an international non-profit consortium of health care centers and individuals who are dedicated to the development, evaluation and improvement of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and other innovative therapies for support of failing organ systems in the neonate, child and adult. ELSO is made up of a broad multidisciplinary collaboration of physicians, nurses, perfusionists, respiratory therapists, technicians, researchers, and industry experts. Global chapters of ELSO provide education and expertise in ECMO delivery around the world.

How Does ELSO Accomplish Its Mission?

ELSO serves the needs of patients and the extracorporeal support community through:

-Maintaining, since 1989, the world’s largest registry of data on patients receiving ECMO

-Using ELSO registry data to support clinical research, individual ELSO center quality assessment, and regulatory needs for ECMO

-Providing state-of-the art ECMO educational programs including expert didactics and hands-on simulation training around the globe

-Publishing the ELSO Red Book, the the definitive reference of physiology and clinical provision of ECMO

-Partnering with its global chapters (EuroELSO, Asia-Pacific ELSO, Latin American ELSO, and South and West Asia ELSO) to advance ECMO support internationally

-Hosting the annual ELSO Educational and Scientific Conference, in addition to supporting global chapter conferences

-Benchmarking delivery of institutional ECMO support through the ELSO Award of Excellence for centers (recognized by US News and World Report)

-Advocating for technological and industry-based improvement in ECMO delivery and devices

 

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Notice:

 

2018 ELSO Research Grant Application process is now open!  Click here

 

 

  

 

 

ECMO Research

Sedation Practice in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-Treated Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Retrospective Study.
Author: deBacker J, Tamberg E, Munshi L, Burry L, Fan E, Mehta S
Sedation Practice in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-Treated Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Retrospective Study. ASAIO J. 2017 Oct 18;: Authors: deBacker J, Tamberg E, Munshi L, Burry L, Fan E, Mehta S Abstract Our objective was to characterize...

The Impact of Antithrombin III Use in Achieving Anticoagulant Goals in Pediatric Patients.
Author: Jones AJ, O'Mara KL, Kelly BJ, Samraj RS
The Impact of Antithrombin III Use in Achieving Anticoagulant Goals in Pediatric Patients. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Sep-Oct;22(5):320-325 Authors: Jones AJ, O'Mara KL, Kelly BJ, Samraj RS Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the percentage of patients with >10%...

Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) for emergency cardiac support.
Author: Sun T, Guy A, Sidhu A, Finlayson G, Grunau B, Ding L, Harle S, Dewar L, Cook R, Kanji HD
Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) for emergency cardiac support. J Crit Care. 2017 Oct 12;44:31-38 Authors: Sun T, Guy A, Sidhu A, Finlayson G, Grunau B, Ding L, Harle S, Dewar L, Cook R, Kanji HD Abstract PURPOSE: Veno-arterial extracorporeal...

Regulatory: Device Recalls

St Jude Medical Inc. - Fortify, Fortify Assura - Class 1 Recall
Fortify VR - Model Numbers: CD1231-40 and CD1231-40Q; Fortify ST VR, Model Numbers: CD1241-40 and CD1241-40Q; Fortify Assura VR, Model Numbers: CD1257-40, CD1257-40Q, CD1357-40C, CD1357-40Q; Fortify Assura ST VR, Model Numbers: CD1263-40, CD1263-40Q, CD1363-40C, CD1363-40Q; Fortify DR, Model Numbers: CD2231-40...

St Jude Medical Inc. - Unify and Unify Assura - Class 1 Recall
Unify, Model Numbers: CD3231-40 and CD3231-40Q; Unify Quadra, Model Numbers: CD3249-40 and CD3249-40Q; Unify Assura, Model Numbers: CD3257-40, CD3257-40Q, CD3357-40C, CD3357-40Q; Quadra Assura, Model Numbers: CD3265-40, CD3265-40Q, CD3365-40C, CD3365-40Q; Quadra Assura MP, Model Numbers: CD3269-40, CD3269-40Q,...

Genesys Orthopedics Systems, LLC - Genesys spine, Binary Screwdriver - Class 2 Recall
Genesys spine, Binary Screwdriver, GCP221, component of the Binary Anterior Cervical Plating System The Genesys Spine Binary Anterior Cervical Plate System is intended for anterior screw fixation to the cervical spine. It is to be used in skeletally mature patients as an adjunct to fusion of the cervical...

CareFusion 303, Inc. - Alaris Pump Module model 8100 - Class 2 Recall
Alaris Pump Module model 8100 manufactured between November 2011 and March 2012; Alaris Pump Module serviced with LVP Mechanism Sub Assembly (P/N) 10942012 between November 2011 and March 2012; Alaris Pump module Bezel Kit Assembly (P/N) 10964559) shipped between November 2011 and March 2012. The Alaris...

St Jude Medical Inc. - Accent family of pacemakers - Class 2 Recall
PM1226 ACCENT ST MRI SR RF and PM2222 ACCENT ST These low voltage (LV) devices are implantable pacemaker pulse generators, intended to be permanently implanted in the body, that have a power supply and electronic circuits that produce a periodic electrical pulse to stimulate the heart. These devices are used...

St Jude Medical Inc. - Assurity, Assurity - Class 2 Recall
Assurity Model Numbers: PM1240, PM2240; Assurity + Model Number: PM2260; Accent Model Numbers: PM1210, PM2210, PM1222, PM2212; Accent MRI Model Numbers: PM1224, PM2218, PM2224 Implantation of a single-chamber pulse generator, dual-chamber pulse generator, or CRT-P is indicated in one or more of the following...

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