Use of an endotoxin adsorber in the treatment of severe abdominal sepsis

After LPS adsorption with Alteco LPS Adsorber, the level of LPS in the patient's bloodstream was almost eliminated: from 1.44 EU/ml before treatment to 0.03 EU/ml post treatment. The procalcitonin level and inflammatory cytokines were concurrently reduced. Also, an obvious improvement in the status of the patient's hemodynamics was seen. Forty-five days after treatment the patient is still alive. LPS adsorption may represent a significant improvement in the treatment of gram-negative sepsis and further studies are planned.