With or without CRRT, the OXIRIS blood purification device is designed to remove inflammatory mediators in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
“We are learning more about how the real threat in COVID-19-induced sepsis is the inflammatory response and the storm of cytokines released during COVID-19 infection. Additionally, dialysis filter clotting has been a tremendous challenge in providing dialysis therapy for our COVID-19 patients. We have been losing filters to clotting at a very fast rate. For patients with imminent respiratory failure who need blood purification, we believe the OXIRIS filter could help us manage their treatment. The OXIRIS blood purification system may help to reduce the cytokines that we believe are associated with the COVID-19 infection.”
-Dr. Chris Kwoh, Nephrologist at Houston Healthcare Northwest, 1st HCA in the U.S. to use the OXIRIS Filter Set
How does the OXIRIS filter work?
The OXIRIS filter set has a three-layer membrane structure:1-3