Case of the week 07/2018

Use of CytoSorb in septic shock with ARDS and multiple organ failure

Dr. med. Bertram Huber
Department for Intensive Care Medicine, Heart Centre Cottbus, Germany

This case study reports on an 80-year-old patient (pre-existing medical history: diabetes mellitus type 2, chronic renal insufficiency AKIN III, atrial fibrillation, pAVK pelvic type, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and hyperuricemia), who was admitted to the hospital via emergency transport with a persistent cough of several weeks duration, acute onset of fever (38.7°C), and cardiopulmonary decompensation accompanied by respiratory insufficiency.

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