A hemoperfusion system has been developed which makes use of activated carbon encapsulated with cellulose acetate. Studies have revealed that there are no stagnant flow regions in the column, there i? minimal particle release and the coating is 30 Å thick. The relationships between pore size, pore volume and surface area have been examined. Twenty-five patients in grade IV coma have been treated with the column for treatment of drug overdose or agricultural chemical poisoning; the clinical course of one meprobamate-poisoned patient is described in detail.
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
|Event||Tutzing Symposium on Hemoperfusion, Dialysate and Diafiltrate Purification 1978 - Tutzing, Germany|
Duration: 11 Sep 1978 → 13 Sep 1978
- Cellulose acetate coating
- Activated carbon
Tijssen, J., Bantjes, A., van Doorn, A. W. J., Feijen, J., van Dijk, B., Vonk, C. R., & Dijkhuis, I. C. (1979). A Hemoperfusion Column Based on Activated Carbon Granules Coated with an Ultrathin Membrane of Cellulose Acetate. Artificial organs, 3(1), 11-14. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1594.1979.tb03797.x