Researcher News

National trial evaluates Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in septic shock patients

Septic shock, a life-threatening infection, is among the most common reasons for admission to ICUs in Manitoba and is a leading cause of death. Septic shock leads to uncontrolled inflammation and coagulation abnormalities. Apart from antibiotics and supportive care, there are few treatments available. Cancer patients are at higher risk of infections and septic shock due to immunosuppression from the underlying disease and chemotherapy.

Read More