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Extracorporeal Life Support for Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

2019 18 Aug

Millions of people with acute respiratory failure are hospitalised every year. Nearly half of these patients require invasive mechanical ventilation. In-hospital mortality in these patients is quite high. Despite the fact that mechanical ventilation is the primary management tool for such patients, it is associated with major complications that increase... Read more

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Extracorporeal life support: evidence-based practice needed

2018 06 Feb

The use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in adults has grown exponentially in the last decade, fuelled in large part by technological advances in cardiopulmonary bypass equipment, from which ECLS was principally derived. Several specific events also generated much interest in ECLS, including the perceived need for advanced respiratory support... Read more

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7th EuroELSO Congress on ECMO-ECLS

2018 23 May

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Increasing Use of Extracorporeal Life Support Systems

2016 24 Dec

Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) technologies are now more frequently used at centres around the world, according to researchers who analysed data from an international registry. Rate of growth in ECLS use is fastest among adults with respiratory failure. The findings are reported in the ASAIO Journal . See Also : European Perfusionists... Read more

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EuroELSO 2017 Congress - Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

2017 04 May

EuroELSO is the European branch of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) established in Ann Arbor, MI, USA in 1989. This website has the objective to join all the European health care professionals and scientists who are dedicated to the development and evaluation of novel therapies for support of failing organ systems with extracorporeal... Read more

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European Perfusionists in ECLS/ECMO: Roles & Responsibilities

2016 11 Mar

Since its first clinical use in the 1950s, the set-up and management of the heart-lung machine (HLM) has been the responsibility of the perfusionist, who has a documented competency in every facet of extracorporeal technology because of their theoretical and practical training. In contrast, when this technology leaves the operating room to provide... Read more