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FDA gives emergency green light to 'blood purification device' to treat critically ill coronavirus patients by removing 'cytokine storm' proteins that cause deadly lung inflammation

US regulators have given emergency use permission for a device to filter coronavirus patients' blood in an effort to combat the devastating effects of severe inflammation. Doctors believe that many of those who die of coronavirus die as a result of the so-called 'cytokine storm' - a deluge of inflammation meant to help fight the infection that ultimately overwhelms and damages the body itself. In an effort to clear some of this dangerous inflammation from COVID-19 patients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Terumo BCT's blood filtering device. Read more....

 

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