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

Surgical Embolectomy for Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism.
Author: Fukuda I, Daitoku K
Surgical Embolectomy for Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism. Ann Vasc Dis. 2017 Jun 25;10(2):107-114 Authors: Fukuda I, Daitoku K Abstract Acute pulmonary thromboembolism is a catastrophic event, especially for hospitalized patients. The prognosis of pulmonary thromboembolism...

Veno-Arterial-ECMO in the Intensive Care Unit:From Technical Aspects to Clinical Practice.
Author: Le Gall A, Follin A, Cholley B, Mantz J, Aissaoui N, Pirracchio R
Veno-Arterial-ECMO in the Intensive Care Unit:From Technical Aspects to Clinical Practice. Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med. 2017 Oct 12;: Authors: Le Gall A, Follin A, Cholley B, Mantz J, Aissaoui N, Pirracchio R Abstract The use of Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane...

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,...

Toshiba American Medical Systems Inc - Kalare (DREXKL80) - Class 2 Recall
Toshiba Medical Kalare Fluoroscopic X-Ray System (DREX-KL80) Kalare is intended to be used as a universal diagnostic imaging system for radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations, including general R&F and pediatric examinations. It is intended for use by qualified/trained doctors or technologists...

St. Jude Medical, Inc. - Neuromodulation systems - Class 2 Recall
Infinity 5 Implantable Pulse Generator and Infinity 7 Implantable Pulse Generator Models 6660, 6661, 6662, 6663

St. Jude Medical, Inc. - Neuromodulation systems - Class 2 Recall
Proclaim DRG Implantable Pulse Generator Model 3664

St. Jude Medical, Inc. - Neuromodulation systems - Class 2 Recall
Proclaim 5 Elite Implantable Pulse Generator and Proclaim 7 Elite Implantable Pulse Generator Models 3660, 3661, 3662, 3663, 3665, 3667

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