Case of the week 38/2019


Use of CytoSorb in a septic patient with complicated mitral and aortic valve endocarditis and brain abscess
Dr. Manuel Ochoa, Dr. Nelson Ferrer, Mr. Gonzalo Castro, Dr. José Castro, Dr. Norberto Calzada | Cardiovascular Clinic, Intensive Care and Cardiology Unit of Hospital Pacifica Salud, Panama City, Panama

This case reports on a 48-year-old male patient who was transferred by air ambulance from a Caribbean island to Hospital Pacifica Salud in Panama due to a stroke, altered consciousness, disorientation and right hemiparesis.


The Therapy

An extracorporeal blood purification therapy to reduce excessive inflammation mediators

The Fields of Application

Treat septic shock & severe sepsis on ICU, prevent SIRS in cardiac surgery patients

The Studies

Current multi- and monocentric study projects in Europe and US, an international registry, case series

The Adsorber

A cutting edge bead technology turns CytoSorb into the only specifically approved extracorporeal cytokine adsorber

CytoSorb registry

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