Alteco endotoxin hemoadsorption in Gram-negative septic shock patients

  title={Alteco endotoxin hemoadsorption in Gram-negative septic shock patients},
  author={Hoi-Ping Shum and Yuk Wah Leung and Sin Man Lam and King Chung Chan and Wing Wa Yan},
  booktitle={Indian journal of critical care medicine : peer-reviewed, official publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Severe sepsis and septic shock are common causes of mortality and morbidity in an intensive care unit setting. Endotoxin, derived from the outer membranes of Gram-negative bacteria, is considered a major factor in the pathogenesis of sepsis. This study investigated the effect of Alteco endotoxin hemoadsorption device on Gram-negative septic shock patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS An open, controlled, prospective, randomized, single-center trial was conducted between February… CONTINUE READING

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