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

 

Visit around this website for all things ECMO and ECLS.

Notice:

ELSO Award of Excellence Applications Due!!!
April 1, 2017
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March Newsletter now available for downloading after logging into website.

 

 

 

  

 

 

ECMO Research

Is Therapeutic Hypothermia for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome the Future?
Author: Hayek AJ, White HD, Ghamande S, Spradley C, Arroliga AC
Is Therapeutic Hypothermia for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome the Future? J Intensive Care Med. 2017 Jan 01;:885066617701117 Authors: Hayek AJ, White HD, Ghamande S, Spradley C, Arroliga AC Abstract INTRODUCTION: Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...

Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.
Author: Fuloria M, Aschner JL
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Mar 23;: Authors: Fuloria M, Aschner JL Abstract Failure of the normal circulatory adaptation to extrauterine life results in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)....

Arterial protocol including prophylactic distal perfusion catheter decreases limb ischemia complications in patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Author: Lamb KM, DiMuzio PJ, Johnson A, Batista P, Moudgill N, McCullough M, Eisenberg JA, Hirose H, Cavarocchi NC
Arterial protocol including prophylactic distal perfusion catheter decreases limb ischemia complications in patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Apr;65(4):1074-1079 Authors: Lamb KM, DiMuzio PJ, Johnson A, Batista P, Moudgill N, McCullough...

[Extracorporeal Lung Support in Patients with ARDS].
Author: Kluge S, Sensen B, Braune S
[Extracorporeal Lung Support in Patients with ARDS]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2017 Jan;142(2):88-95 Authors: Kluge S, Sensen B, Braune S PMID: 28114713 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Philips Electronics North America Corporation - Philps HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator - Class 1 Recall
HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator, Model numbers: M3535A (M3535ATZ) M3536A (M3536ATZ), M3536M, M3536MC, M3536M2, M3536M4, M3536M5, M3536M6, M3536M7, M3536M8, M3536M9

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. - 7F Prelude Short Sheath Introducer - Class 1 Recall
7F Prelude¿ Short Sheath Introducer. Catalog Numbers: K15-00070, K15-00170, PSS-7F-4-035MT, PSS-7F-4MT. Produc Usage: The Merit Prelude¿ Short Sheath Introducer is intended to provide access and facilitate the percutaneous introduction of various devices into veins and/or arteries while maintaining...

Physio-Control, Inc. - LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator - Class 1 Recall
The LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator is intended for use by personnel who are authorized by a physician/medical director and are trained in CPR and the use of the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator.

Biomet 3i, LLC - BIOMET 3i LTX DENTAL IMPLANTS - Class 2 Recall
BIOMET 3i LTX DENTAL IMPLANTS Model LTX610 (6x10mm) - Plastic tray within Tyvek tray within cardboard box; one (1) unit per box. Labeled Sterile"

Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd. - Prosound F75 or F75 - Class 2 Recall
Prosound F75 or F75 The Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd. Prosound F75 is intended for use by trained personnel (doctor, sonographer, etc.) for the diagnostic ultrasound evaluation of Fetal; Abdominal; Intra-operative; Intra-operative (neurosurgery); Laparoscopic; Pediatric; Small Organ; Neonatal Cephalic; Neonatal...

Medtronic Neuromodulation - SynchroMed II implantable drug infusion pump - Class 2 Recall
SynchroMed II implantable drug infusion pump, Model 8637-40,

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