Case Report. The Use of Endotoxin Adsorption in Extracorporeal Blood Purification Techniques. A Case Report
A case of a 64-year-old man with severe gram-negative sepsis was presented. To reduce the amplitude of the general effects of endotoxin the Alteco LPS Adsorber was used.
The efficacy markers were the overall hemodynamic profile, translated into decreased vasopressor requirements, the normalization of the cardiac index, and the systemic vascular resistance index combined with the lactate level and the reduction in procalcitonin levels. A decrease in the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score at twenty-four hours was demonstrated.
The clinical course following treatment was favorable for the days immediately following the treatment. This was attributed to the removal of endotoxin from the systemic circulation.