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Endotoxin Absorption Therapy

  • Kent Doi
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Abstract

  • Endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide, LPS), a component of the gram-negative bacterial cell wall, is recognized as the most potent microbial mediator implicated in the pathogenesis of sepsis.

  • Removal of circulating endotoxin by hemoperfusion through an immobilized polymyxin B (PMX-B) column (direct hemoperfusion with PMX-B column; PMX-DHP) reportedly improves outcomes in cases of sepsis[1].

Keywords

Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Endotoxin Absorption Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia Endotoxin Activity Endotoxin Activity Assay 
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© Springer Japan 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency and Critical Care MedicineUniversity Hospital, The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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