Case of the week 32/2018

Use of CytoSorb in sepsis and hypercapnic respiratory failure in the context of ECMO therapy
Matthias Mehring, Niclas Frie, Dr. Ingo Klemens, Dr. Erik-Christian Ernst
Medical Intensive Care Unit, Karl-Hansen-Hospital, Bad Lippspringe, Germany

This case study reports on a 62-year-old patient (pre-existing medical conditions: known COPD Gold III, obesity, arterial hypertension), who was admitted to the emergency department with signs of infection, tachycardia, mild hypercapnia, and evidence of lung infiltrates.

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