Extracorporeal blood purification in burns: A review

Katharina Linden*, Ian J. Stewart, Stefan F.X. Kreyer, Vittorio Scaravilli, Jeremy W. Cannon, Leopoldo C. Cancio, Andriy I. Batchinsky, Kevin K. Chung

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A prolonged and fulminant inflammatory state, with high levels of pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators, is seen after extensive thermal injury. Blood purification techniques including plasma exchange, continuous venovenous hemofiltration, and adsorbing membranes have the potential to modulate this response, thereby improving outcomes. This article describes the scientific rationale behind blood purification in burns and offers a review of literature regarding its potential application in this patient cohort.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1078
Number of pages8
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood purification
  • Burns
  • Cytokine removal
  • Thermal injury


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