J Extra Corpor Technol
Volume 55, Number 3, September 2023
|Page(s)||130 - 133|
|Published online||08 September 2023|
Use of hepatic support with MARS in a patient with SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia, in treatment with ECMO and CRRT therapies: Case Report
Internal Medicine Resident, Department of Health Sciences, Christus Muguerza Health System, UDEM, 64060 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
2 Pediatrics, Director of the ECMO Unit, Christus Muguerza Health System, UDEM, 64060 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
3 Critical Medicine, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Christus Muguerza Health System, UDEM, 64060 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
4 Nephrology of the Critically Ill Patient, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Christus Muguerza Health System, UDEM, 64060 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
5 Associate Professor of Nephrology Service, Hospital Universitario “José Eleuterio González”, UANL, 64460 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 5 July 2023
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy had an important role in the treatment of severe COVID-19 pneumonia, where invasive mechanical ventilation was not enough to provide correct oxygenation to various organ systems. However, there are other extracorporeal technologies, such as the Molecular Absorbent Recirculation System (MARS) and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), that provide temporal support for any critical patient. The following case describes a 60-year-old man with severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), who needed ECMO therapy. During the critical days of hospitalization, CRRT was used, but a sudden hyperbilirubinemia ensued. Consequently, MARS therapy was initiated; followed by an improvement of bilirubin levels. Additional studies are needed to establish the possible benefits of the combination of MARS therapy and ECMO; however, we detected that concomitantly, there was a decrease in other laboratory parameters such as acute phase reactants. Even though, no change in clinical course was observed, as shown in some studies.
Key words: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation / Continuous renal replacement therapy / COVID-19 / Acute respiratory distress syndrome / MARS
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