The PURIFICATION module arises from the possibility of applying aphaeretic techniques in complex clinical scenarios, such as severe cardiac and/or respiratory failures supported by the use of extracorporeal circulation systems, such as ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation). In these cases, given the critical clinical picture of the treated patients and the invasiveness of the extracorporeal circuits, it is preferable to implement blood purification techniques with dedicated sorbent cartridges by directly inserting the system in parallel to the main circuit to which the patient is already connected, thus avoiding a direct connection of the equipment to the patient. This is possible thanks to the presence of a peristaltic pump able to work with variable flows up to a maximum of 400 ml/min.
In Parallel with ECMO circuit
Plasmapher/Apherlungs can be connected in parallel to an ECMO circuit for the execution of haemoperfusion treatments with sorbent cartridges dedicated to adsorption, including CytoSorb ®
The connection of the Plasmapher/ pherlungs system in parallel to a high-flow circuit is also used for purification treatments during ex-vivo organ reconditioning, in particular for lungs or abdominal organs. The goal is to purify the perfusion fluid from specific inflammatory factors that are able to condition the suitability for transplantation and any complications that may arise post-transplantation.