CytoScore in septic shock
Decision support for initiating
This dynamic score is intended to provide support in the decision to initiate CytoSorb therapy in refractory septic/vasoplegic shock.
For this purpose, various categories that are meaningful for the hemodynamic condition of the patient are rated with 0, 1 or 2 points in order to arrive at a total score.
Final prospective validation of the score is still pending, however first retrospective evaluation* of the score observed
outcome benefits, when CytoSorb Therapy was initiated in septic shock patients with the following criteria:
- Indication for CRRT due to AKI
- CytoScore at hour 6 of > 6 points
- Initiation of CytoSorb Therapy < 12 hrs. after diagnosis of septic shock/start of standard therapy
Kogelmann K, Hubner T, Schwameis F, Druner M, Scheller M, Jarczak D. J Clin Med 2021; 10(13); 2939
** Mean Arterial Pressure
*** Kilogram Body Weight