Feasibility study of cytokine removal by hemoadsorption in brain-dead humans.

  title={Feasibility study of cytokine removal by hemoadsorption in brain-dead humans.},
  author={John A. Kellum and Ramesh Venkataraman and David A. Powner and Michele M Elder and Georgene W. Hergenroeder and Melinda J Carter},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={36 1},
BACKGROUND Inflammatory cytokines occur in the circulation and in the tissues after brain death and have been associated with dysfunction of donor organs before and after transplantation. OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of removing cytokines using a hemoadsorption device. DESIGN Two-center, randomized, open-label, feasibility study in which brain-dead subjects were randomized to two treatment groups. SETTING Two U.S. academic hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Eight brain-dead subjects… CONTINUE READING

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