Early clinical outcomes of new pediatric extracorporeal life support system (Endumo® 2000) in neonates and infants

Takaya Hoashi, Koji Kagisaki, Kizuku Yamashita, Eisuke Tatsumi, Takayuki Nishigaki, Kotaro Yoshida, Teruyuki Hayashi, Hajime Ichikawa

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We investigated early clinical outcomes of a new extracorporeal life support (ECLS) system (Endumo® 2000, Heiwa Bussan, Tokyo, Japan), which consists of a ROTAFLOW centrifugal pump, a BIOCUBE oxygenator with plasma-leakage-tight polymer fibers, and a biocompatible coating (T-NCVC ® coating), in pediatric patients <1 year old. From 2008 to 2011, 31 patients required ECLS. Except for 1 patient who was instituted with a transitional ECLS device, a conventional ECLS system (pediatric Emersave ®, TERUMO, Saitama, Japan) was initiated in 14 patients before December 2009 (6 boys, 63.4 ± 87.1 days old, 3.1 ± 1.0 kg), and the Endumo® 2000 was initiated in 16 patients after December 2009 (8 boys, 43.9 ± 78.5 days old, 3.2 ± 0.7 kg). Primary reasons for the institution of ECLS were intraoperative low output syndrome in 11 patients, post-cardiotomy cardiopulmonary collapse in 9 patients, and other reasons in 10 patients. The median support period was 21.7 ± 20.7 days and the total number of circuit exchanges was 83. The median first circuit durability was significantly longer in the Endumo group [8.0 days (range 5.9-13.2) vs. 4.4 days (1.9-8.3)] (p = 0.020). Significant cranial hemorrhage occurred in only 1 patient, who received the Emersave system. The success rate for weaning from ECLS was 14.3 % in the Emersave group and 56.3 % in the Endumo group. Univariate analysis showed that usage of the Endumo® 2000 was a predictor for successful weaning from the ECLS (p = 0.017) as well as survival at discharge (p = 0.032). The Endumo® 2000 system provided safe and effective cardiopulmonary support without complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Artificial Organs
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 09-2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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