Journal article

Endotoxin and cytokine removal in sepsis.

Ciro Tetta, Rinaldo Bellomo, Paola Inguaggiato, Mary Lou Wratten, Claudio Ronco

Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis | Published : 2002

Abstract

Sepsis, the leading cause of mortality in intensive care units, is a complex series of interrelated effects caused by the overproduction of multiple mediators and their unrestrained biological activity. Both proinflammatory and antiinflammatory mediators participate in the high complexity of sepsis and explain the failure of specific therapies to improve survival. Continuous extracorporeal therapies have been proposed as therapeutic options and as tools for blood purification in sepsis. Along these lines and in order to achieve higher clearances and mass removal rates, we studied the effects of plasmafiltration coupled with adsorption and provided in vitro and in vivo evidence that adsoprtio..

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