Seraph 100 Microbind Affinity filter for COVID-19
Seraph 100 Microbind Affinity filter has been reported as potentially beneficial for treatment of COVID-19. We have not reviewed these studies. See all other treatments.
Interim-analysis of the COSA (COVID-19 patients treated with the Seraph® 100 Microbind® Affinity filter) registry, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, doi:10.1093/ndt/gfab347 ,
Abstract Background The Seraph®100 Microbind Affinity Blood Filter® is a hemoperfusion device that is licensed for the reduction of pathogens, including several viruses, in the blood. It received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the treatment of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the FDA. Several studies have shown that the blood viral load of SARS-CoV-2 correlates with adverse outcomes and removal of the nucleocapsid of the SARS-CoV-2 virus by the Seraph®100 has been recently demonstrated. The aim of this registry was to evaluate safety and efficacy of Seraph®100 treatment for COVID-19 patients. Methods Twelve hospitals from six countries representing two continents documented patient and treatment characteristics as well as outcome parameters without reimbursement. Additionally, mortality and safety results of the device were reported. One hundred-and-two treatment sessions in 82 patients were documented in the registry. Four patients were excluded from mortality analysis due to incomplete outcome data, which were available in the other 78 patients. Results Overall, a 30-day mortality rate of 46.2% in the 78 patients with complete follow up was reported. Median treatment time was 5.00 [4.00–13.42] h. and 43.1% of the treatments were performed as hemoperfusion only. Adverse events of the Seraph®100 treatment were reported in 8.8% of the 102 treatments and represented premature end of treatment due to circuit failure. Patients that died were treated later in their ICU stay and onset of COVID symptoms. They also had higher ferritin levels. Multivariate Cox regression revealed that delayed Seraph®100 treatment after ICU admission (&gt;60 hours) as well as bacterial superinfection were associated with mortality. While average predicted mortality rate according to SOFA score in ICU patients was 56.7% the observed mortality was 50.7%. In non-ICU patients 4C-Score average predicted a mortality rate of 38.0% while the observed mortality rate was 11.1% Conclusions The treatment of COVID-19 patients with Seraph®100 is well tolerated and the circuit failure rate was lower than previously reported for KRT in COVID-19 patients. Mortality corelated with late initiation of Seraph treatment after ICU admission and bacterial superinfection infection. Compared to predicted mortality according to 4C-Score and SOFA Score, mortality of Seraph®100 treated patients reported in the registry was lower.
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