Influence of hemofiltration on plasma cytokine levels and platelet activation during extra corporeal membrane oxygenation.

@article{Skogby2000InfluenceOH,
  title={Influence of hemofiltration on plasma cytokine levels and platelet activation during extra corporeal membrane oxygenation.},
  author={Maria Skogby and Katrin Adrian and Lars G{\"o}ran Friberg and Gunnar Mellgren and K Mellgren},
  journal={Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ},
  year={2000},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={315-20}
}
OBJECTIVE Extra corporeal circulation of human blood is used daily in lifesaving procedures such as open-heart surgery and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). But extracorporeal circulation also induces activation of various cascade reactions in the blood. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of hemofiltration on cytokine release and removal as well as on platelet activation and consumption. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two complete ECMO systems, each of them holding a… CONTINUE READING