Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

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Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
non-profit organization
Industry Health care
Founded 1989
Headquarters Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Website http://www.elso.org/

The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) is a non profit organization established in 1989 supporting health care professionals and scientists who are involved in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).[1] ELSO maintains a registry of both facilities and specialists trained to provide ECMO services. ELSO also maintains registry information that is used to support clinical research, support regulatory agencies, and support individual ELSO centers. ELSO provides educational programs for active centers as well as for facilities who may be involved in the transfer of patients to higher levels of care.[2]

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  1. ^ Cooper DS, Jacobs JP, Moore L, Stock A, Gaynor JW, Chancy T et al. (2007). "Cardiac extracorporeal life support: state of the art in 2007.". Cardiol Young. 17 Suppl 2: 104–15. doi:10.1017/S1047951107001217. PMID 18039404. 
  2. ^ Kim K, Mazor RL, Rycus PT, Brogan TV (2011). "Use of venovenous extracorporeal life support in pediatric patients for cardiac indications: A review of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry.". Pediatr Crit Care Med 13 (3): 285–9. doi:10.1097/PCC.0b013e31822f1586. PMID 21926665.