Coupled plasma filtration adsorption

Rinaldo Bellomo, C. Tetta, C. Ronco

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Abstract

The pathophysiology of severe sepsis and septic shock may involve tissue injury by circulating pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory molecules ('soluble mediators'). These mediators appear to be mostly water soluble in nature and in the middle molecular range in size (5-55 kiloDaltons (kD)). These properties make them theoretically amenable to removal by continuous extracorporeal blood purification therapy (EBPT). Accordingly, such EBPT has been proposed as an additional therapeutic option (so-called 'adjunctive therapy') in patients with severe sepsis/septic shock.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Intensive Care
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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