Protective Effects of Microencapsulation (Coating) on Platelet Depletion and Particulate Embolism in the Clinical Applications of Charcoal Haemoperfusion

  • T. M. S. Chang
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Summary

A review of present day applications of the principle of artificial cells commences with a description of the development of the albumin-collodion coated activated charcoal (ACAC) system for haemoperfusion. This is followed by studies of patient safety relating to particulate matter released during perfusion and the consideration of the associated problem of platelet depletion. The review concludes with a discussion of the use of haemoperfusion in chronic renal and liver failure and severe acute drug intoxication.

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