Coupled plasma filtration adsorption improves hemodynamics in septic shock

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Purpose:Septic shock involves a dysregulation of the immune response to an infection. This may lead to hemodynamic dysfunction and multiple-organ failure. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of coupled plasma filtration adsorption (CPFA) on the hemodynamic profile in patients with septic shock.Materials and methods:We retrospectively analyzed data from 21 adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of septic shock, comparing data between pre-CPFA and post-CPFA treatment. They received a maximum of 5 cycles of treatment.Results:Coupled plasma filtration adsorption treatment was associated with a significant increase of mean arterial pressure (P < .001), reduction of the vasoactive/inotropic requirement (P = .007), and renal improvement. In patients with leukocytosis or leucopenia, the leukocyte count was restored to a reference range of values.Conclusion:Treatment with CPFA improves hemodynamic parameters in septic shock patients, ameliorating organ failure.

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