Journal article

Adsorption in sepsis

C Ronco, A Brendolan, M Dan, P Piccinni, R Bellomo, C De Nitti, P Inguaggiato, C Tetta

Kidney international. Supplement | BLACKWELL SCIENCE INC | Published : 2000

Abstract

The pathophysiology of sepsis offers a highly complicated scenario. In sepsis, endotoxin or other gram-positive-derived products induce a complex and dynamic cellular response, giving rise to several mediators known to be relevant in the pathogenesis of septic shock such as specific mediators, substances responsible for up- or down-regulation of cytokine receptors and cytokine antagonists, inactivators of translational or transductional pathways, and precursor molecules. In this review, we delve into some new concepts stemming up from the use of sorbents in continuous plasma filtration. Nonspecific simultaneous removal of several mediators of the inflammatory cascade have led to improved out..

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