Case of the week 06/2018

Use of CytoSorb in severe septic shock after catheter sepsis
Dr. med Martin Bürkle
Department for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Isar Clinics GmbH Munich, Germany

This case study reports on a 87-year-old female patient (pre-existing conditions: end-stage renal disease requiring chronic dialysis, pulmonary hypertension, type II diabetes mellitus, NYHA III-IV heart failure, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation) who was found with a significant decrease in saturation (80% O2 on room air) and 38°C fever, after she had been discharged to the normal ward in a good general conditition following postoperative intensive care treatment (surgical vein bypass after steal syndrome and basilic fistula).

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