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Journal of Artificial Organs

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 399–402 | Cite as

Combination of ECMO and cytokine adsorption therapy for severe sepsis with cardiogenic shock and ARDS due to Panton–Valentine leukocidin—positive Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia and H1N1

  • NJ Lees
  • AJP Rosenberg
  • AI Hurtado-Doce
  • J Jones
  • N Marczin
  • M Zeriouh
  • A Weymann
  • A Sabashnikov
  • AR Simon
  • AF Popov
Case Report Artificial Lung / ECMO

Abstract

Sepsis-induced cardiogenic shock in combination with severe acute respiratory failure represents a life-threatening combination that is often refractory to the conventional methods of treatment. We describe the case of a 33-year-old patient who developed acute cardiovascular collapse and ARDS secondary to superinfection of Panton–Valentine leukocidin—positive Staphylococcus aureus and H1N1 pneumonia who underwent successful combination therapy for severe sepsis-related cardiomyopathy and respiratory failure using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and cytokine adsorption therapy.

Keywords

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) Sepsis Cytokines Adsorption therapy H1N1 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The Cytosorb device was purchased from Linc Medical, Leicestershire, UK; representatives of whom have also been involved in educating staff.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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© The Japanese Society for Artificial Organs 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • NJ Lees
    • 1
  • AJP Rosenberg
    • 1
  • AI Hurtado-Doce
    • 1
  • J Jones
    • 1
  • N Marczin
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • M Zeriouh
    • 2
  • A Weymann
    • 2
  • A Sabashnikov
    • 2
  • AR Simon
    • 2
  • AF Popov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthetic and Critical Care, Harefield HospitalRoyal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation TrustMiddlesexUK
  2. 2.Department of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Harefield HospitalRoyal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation TrustMiddlesexUK
  3. 3.Imperial CollegeLondonUK
  4. 4.Harefield HospitalMiddlesexUK
  5. 5.Semmelweis UniversityBudapestHungary

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