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ASAIO J. 1997 Jan-Feb;43(1):104-7.

Extracorporeal Life Support Registry Report 1995.

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  • 1University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 48109-0331, USA.


The annual ELSO Registry Report for 1995 is presented. Fourteen thousand patients treated with extracorporeal life support are reported, 11,000 are newborn infants with respiratory failure (80% survived). Survival is 53% in pediatric respiratory patients and 46% in adult respiratory patients. In 1993, the number of annual case reached a plateau of approximately 1500-1800 cases per year. The survival rate is gradually improving in pediatric and adult respiratory cases.

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