Hemoperfusion can be used to directly remove specific substances from the blood by adsorption, a technique which fixes substances on a surface. It is of particular interest for leukocytes which are too big to be filtrated without major loss of red cells. Hemoperfusion can be used for both acute and chronic diseases, such as cascade filtration, and with the same frequency.

Examples of application

Technical information

In hemoperfusion, blood is passed through a sorbent which retains the substances for which it is specifically designed. At the end of the treatment, the sorbent contains large amounts of this substance and is discarded. The sorbent directly interacts with the blood which is more prone to lead to some clinical side effects, such as bradykinine release, than plasma. Such side effects and potential contraindications shall be pointed out by the manufacturer of such sorbent.

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