MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (Nasdaq: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy leader commercializing its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to treat cytokine storm and deadly inflammation in critically-ill and cardiac surgery patients around the world, highlights new activities and the use of CytoSorb in sepsis patients across the world during Sepsis Awareness Month (September) and World Sepsis Day on September 13, 2020.
Sepsis arises when the body's immune response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Sepsis is often associated with excessive inflammation driven by a cytokine storm. This in turn may lead to serious complications such as shock, failure of vital organs, and death – especially if not recognized early and treated promptly. CytoSorb reduces cytokine storm through blood purification, with the goal of reducing the severity and complications of sepsis. This new video, released to coincide with World Sepsis Day and based loosely on a real-world case, explains from a fresh perspective how CytoSorb is used in patients with cytokine storm, septic shock, and multiple organ failure.
Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of CytoSorbents stated, "This year, World Sepsis Day takes on a completely new meaning for all of us, as sepsis from COVID-19 viral infection has gripped headlines, crippled businesses, changed our lives, and played a major role in the hospitalization of millions and the deaths of nearly one million people globally. However, as serious as the COVID-19 pandemic is, it is dwarfed by sepsis from ordinary, every-day infections that afflict an estimated 49 million people a year, killing 11 million, and is responsible for 1 in every 5 deaths worldwide annually. As a leader in treating cytokine storm and deadly inflammation in septic patients for many years, we are proud to do our part in raising awareness of the sepsis scourge, and supporting organizations throughout the world working to do the same."
CytoSorbents is one of the original and oldest sponsors of the Sepsis Alliance's SEPSIS HEROES Gala, hosted by the Sepsis Alliance, that honors select individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to sepsis awareness and education among both the general public and healthcare professionals. We applaud this year's honorees including Dr. Emanuel Rivers, sepsis survivor Rusty Wagstaff, Kathy Madlem, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, and the Ohio Hospital Association. CytoSorbents is also a sponsor of the Sepsis Alliance Summit on September 16-17, 2020, that will explore an array of sepsis-related topics in healthcare.
CytoSorbents is a sponsor of the World Sepsis Meeting, September 12-16, 2020 with an exciting program and 150 world-renowned speakers from 55 countries who are part of the multidisciplinary team that cares for infected and critically-ill patients.
Sepsis and COVID-19 Related Conferences and Webinars: Physicians from the U.S. and around the world share their thoughts and experiences with CytoSorb in sepsis and COVID-19 patients using continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
CytoSorbents has developed branded educational content that will roll out through its social media channels to help improve public awareness and recognition of sepsis.
Dr. Chan concluded, "We strongly believe that knowledge and early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment with therapies such as antibiotics and CytoSorb are the keys to winning the war on sepsis. Please stay safe and healthy."
About CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO)
CytoSorbents Corporation is a leader in critical care immunotherapy, specializing in blood purification. Its flagship product, CytoSorb® is approved in the European Union with distribution in 65 countries around the world, as an extracorporeal cytokine adsorber designed to reduce the "cytokine storm" or "cytokine release syndrome" that could otherwise cause massive inflammation, organ failure and death in common critical illnesses. These are conditions where the risk of death is extremely high, yet no effective treatments exist. CytoSorb® has been used in more than 100,000 human treatments to date. CytoSorb has received CE-Mark label expansions for the removal of bilirubin (liver disease), myoglobin (trauma) and both ticagrelor and rivaroxaban during cardiothoracic surgery. CytoSorb has also received FDA Emergency Use Authorization in the United States for use in critically-ill COVID-19 patients with imminent or confirmed respiratory failure, in defined circumstances. CytoSorb has also been granted FDA Breakthrough Designation for the removal of ticagrelor in a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit during emergent and urgent cardiothoracic surgery.
CytoSorbents' purification technologies are based on biocompatible, highly porous polymer beads that can actively remove toxic substances from blood and other bodily fluids by pore capture and surface adsorption. Its technologies have received non-dilutive grant, contract, and other funding of more than $37 million from DARPA, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Material Command (USAF/AFMC), and others. The Company has numerous products under development based upon this unique blood purification technology protected by many issued U.S. and international patents and multiple applications pending, including CytoSorb-XL™, HemoDefend™, VetResQ™, K+ontrol™, ContrastSorb, DrugSorb, and others. For more information, please visit the Company's websites at www.cytosorbents.com and www.cytosorb.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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