Journal article

Coupled plasma filtration adsorption

R Bellomo, C Tetta, C Ronco

Intensive Care Medicine | SPRINGER | Published : 2003

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock are perhaps the major cause of morbidity and mortality in Intensive Care. Their pathogenesis is only partly understood. Circulating peptides and lipid-derived substances (so-called mediators), however, appear to participate in the development of organ dysfunction. It might be possible to treat plasma in such a way that the injurious effect of mediators can be attenuated. INVESTIGATIONS: Several ex vivo studies have shown that it is technically possible to adsorb mediators by means of specially developed sorbents. The application of these sorbents to the treatment of plasma in animals with experimental sepsis has shown that several markers of inflamm..

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