05 August 2021>: Articles
Successful Treatment of a 39-Year-Old COVID-19 Patient with Respiratory Failure by Selective C-Reactive Protein Apheresis
Unusual clinical courseJan Torzewski A* , Oliver Zimmermann B , Stefan Kayser B , Franz Heigl B , Florian Wagner B , Ahmed Sheriff B , Christian Schumann B
Am J Case Rep 2021; 22:e932964
Figure 4. (A) CRP apheresis (light red column) and course of Horovitz quotient . Horovitz quotient changed from severe (PaO2/FIO2 ≤100 mmHg) to moderate (PaO2/FIO2 ≤200 mmHg) after intubation and ventral positioning, then worsened during CRP apheresis due to dorsal positioning. After CRP apheresis, however, Horovitz quotient, independent from dorsal or ventral positioning, significantly improved until extubation and hospital discharge. (B) CRP apheresis (light red column) and course of lactate (reference range 0.5–1.6 mmol/L). Lactate remained normal during the hospital stay.